WEBTREATS: The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)

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American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
PCMH Overview
This AAFP overview links to sections on how the PCMH impacts practice organizations, health information technology, quality measures, and the patient experience.

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American College of Physicians (ACP), and American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
The AAFP, AAP, ACP, and AOA have produced several joint guidelines on the PCMH, including the following documents.

Guidelines for Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition and Accreditation Programs, February, 2011

Joint Principles for the Medical Education of Physicians as Preparation for Practice in the Patient-Centered Medical Home, December 2010

Joint Principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home, February, 2007

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Building Your Home is the specific AAP site that provides a toolkit for physicians to build a pediatric PCMH .

Search for AAP guidelines on the PCMH through this
AAP guidelines portal.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Search the website to find relevant resources on medical homes for women and maternal-child health.

ACOG Medical Home Toolkit

Medical Home – answers to some questions

American College of Physicians (ACP)
Patient-Centered Medical Home

This ACP site links to PCMH resources from ACP and other organizations of interest to internists.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Patient-Centered Medical Home Resource Center

This AHRQ site provides policymakers and researchers with access to evidence-based resources about the medical home and its potential to transform primary care and improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of U.S. health care.

Association of Maternal Child Health Programs (AMCHP)
This issue of AMCHP Pulse, a special joint edition with colleagues at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), highlights the shared commitment of AMCHP and AAP to promote child health and improve health systems that serve children and their families through medical homes.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
A Framework for Patient-Centered Health Risk Assessments: Providing Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Services to Medicare Beneficiaries
This report provides an evidence-informed framework for the implementation of patient-centered health risk assessments, followup activities, and monitoring of progress toward achieving health improvement goals (HRA Plus process).

The Commonwealth Fund
Patient-Centered Care

Explore this portal to Commonwealth Fund content on improving the quality of primary health care in the United States, including efforts to make care more centered around the needs and preferences of patient and family.
Becoming a Medical Home: Implementation Guides is one of many resources at this site.

The Joint Commission Primary Care Medical Home
Tools and resources for the Joint Commission’s primary care medical home certification programs are available through this link.

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)
Pediatric Healthcare/Medical Home Resources

NAPNAP is the professional association for pediatric nurse practitioners and other advanced practice nurses who care for children.  This NAPNAP page links to guidelines and other documents on the pediatric medical home from both NAPNAP and other key organizations. 

National Business Group on Health (NBGH) Center for Prevention and Health Services
Strengthening Healthcare for Children: Primary Care and the Medical Home (Issue Brief, October 2009)
The authors of this report encourage employers to work to ensure that all children have a usual source of continuous and comprehensive care.

National Center for Medical Home Implementation (NCMHI)
NCMHI, a cooperative agreement between the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), works to ensure that all children and youth, including children with special needs, have a medical home where health care services are accessible, family-centered, continuous, comprehensive, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally competent.  

National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition

NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition is the most widely-used way to transform primary care practices into medical homes. 

National Partnership for Women & Families (NPWF)
Patient-Centered Medical Home

The National Partnership for Women & Families, formerly the Women's Legal Defense Fund, works to create a society that is free, fair and just.  The NPWF supports the concept of the PCMH as part of healthcare reform.

Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC)
The PCPCC was created in late 2006, when approached by several large national employers with the objective of reaching out to the American College of Physicians, the Academy of Family Physicians, and other primary care physician groups in order to (1) facilitate improvements in patient-physician relations, and (2) create a more effective and efficient model of healthcare delivery. To achieve these goals, the PCPCC has become one of the major developers and advocates of the patient centered medical home (PCMH) model in America.

Safety Net Medical Home Initiative
The Safety Net Medical Home Initiative is a national Patient-Centered Medical Home demonstration that is helping 65 primary care safety net sites become high-performing medical homes and improve quality, efficiency and patient experience.

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