Patient-Centered Medical Home

There has been growing consensus for the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) as a solution to containing healthcare costs and promoting high-quality patient-centered care. The PCMH is a model of primary care delivery which provides accessible, continuous, coordinated, and comprehensive services to patients. Many providers, especially those caring for low-income patients, will need substantial assistance to reach the standards and produce the measures needed to gain PCMH recognition.  

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PCDC Logo Online Medical Home Solutions for Safety Net Providers PCDC, 2012 Online five-course series walks through the standards and guidelines of the NCQA 2011 PCMH Program.
PCMH Medical Home Toolkit Cover Obtaining Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition: A How-To Manual Cari Reiner, MPA; Rachel Sacks, MPH; Regina Neal, MS, MPH PCDC, 2009 PCDC’s How-To Manual offers a comprehensive project management framework for providers and practices seeking medical home recognition from the NCQA.

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NCQA Logo Recognizing Physician Practices as Medical Homes National Committee for Quality Assurance, 2010 This fact sheet provides an overview of the NCQA Physician Practice Connections–Patient‐Centered Medical Home (PPC‐PCMH) program.
NCQA Logo PCMH 2011 Overview White Paper National Committee for Quality Assurance, 2011 This white paper provides an overview of the new NCQA PCMH 2011 standards.

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The Commonwealth Fund Developing Federally Qualified Health Centers into Community Networks to Improve State Primary Care Delivery Systems Mary Takach, MPH; Jason Buxbaum The Commonwealth Fund, 2011 In this report, the National Academy for State Health Policy identifies states and FQHCs collaborating to build community networks to make medical home services available for vulnerable populations.
ACP Logo Guidelines for Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition and Accreditation Programs AAFP; AAP; ACP; and AOA, 2011 In this white paper produced by the four primary care physician societies, recommendations are given to assist with the development and use of PCMH recognition and accreditation programs.
PCPCC Logo Video: Introduction to the Patient-Centered Medical Home Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, 2011 Produced by Emmi Solutions in partnership with the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, this video provides a brief overview of what a patient-centered medical home is.

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The Commonwealth Fund Building Medical Homes: Lessons From Eight States with Emerging Programs Neva Kaye; Jason Buxbaum; Mary Takach, MPH The Commonwealth Fund, 2011 Building Medical Homes: Lessons From Eight States with Emerging Programs Resource
PCMH: Taking a Model to Scale in NYS The Patient-Centered Medical Home: Taking a Model to Scale in New York State Gregory Burke United Hospital Fund, 2011 This report describes the PCMH model, reports on how it is being adopted in pilots across New York State and highlights the possibility of instituting it on a broader scale.
The Commonwealth Fund Transforming Community Health Centers into Patient-Centered Medical Homes: The Role of Payment Reform Leighton Ku, PhD, MPH; Peter Shin, PhD, MPH; Emily Jones, MPP; Brian Bruen, MS The Commonwealth Fund, 2011 The report examines how changes in the way FQHCs are financed could support the transformation of these safety net providers into high-performing Patient-Centered Medical Homes
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Urban Institute Logo Patient-Centered Medical Home Poised to Transform Health Care Robert A. Berenson; Kelly J. Devers; Rachel A. Burton Urban Institute, 2011 A policy paper that examines the promise of the medical homes concludes it has the potential to transform health care delivery, but that organizations promoting the model should tread carefully.
Health Affairs Journal Cover Reinventing Medicaid: State Innovations to Qualify and Pay for Patient-Centered Medical Homes Show Promising Results Mary Takach, MPA Health Affairs, 2011 Takach's report explores how recent PCMH initiatives using qualification standards and financial incentives are starting to show an impact in access to care, quality, and cost control.
UHF AMHD Case Study The Adirondack Medical Home Demonstration: A Case Study Gregory Burke; Sean Cavanaugh United Hospital Fund, 2011 This report describes the development and early successes of the Adirondack demonstration and draws lessons that may be useful to other regions of the state and the entire nation.

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