PCMH Recognition Program Redesign and Online Feedback

NCQA first developed the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition program at the request of, and in collaboration with, four key medical professional societies - the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American College of Physicians (ACP), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

Understanding the Basics of the Patient-Centered Medical Home

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is one of healthcare’s most popular designations, serving as a way for primary care organizations to codify and implement population health managementprograms, care coordination tactics, and the principles of comprehensive, data-driven, accessible care.

While several different national organizations offer PCMH recognition, no healthcare provider can embark upon in such extensive changes to their patient care strategies without having a solid understanding of how the patient-centered care model works. [wordle]

News Author: 
Jennifer Bresnick

Benefits and Challenges of the Patient-Centered Medical Home

How can providers overcome the challenges of creating the patient-centered medical home?

There are a lot of good things to be said for the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model, which has been credited with reducing healthcare costs, boosting the delivery of preventative services, and improving care coordination with patients who may have complex chronic disease management needs.  But transforming the average healthcare organization into a PCMH and achieving the official designation can be a challenging proposition.

Why should providers consider the PCMH model, and what barriers might stand in their way?

News Author: 
Jennifer Bresnick
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