Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
Family Medicine has been recognized as a Level III Patient Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
What is the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)?
The NCQA is a private organization dedicated to improving health care quality.
What is PCMH?
Patient Centered Medical Home is a health care setting that improves partnerships between patients and their personal physician(s), and, when appropriate, the patient’s family. This concept includes accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family-centered, coordinated, compassionate and culturally effective care.
There are nine standards, including 10 must-pass elements, which can result in one of three levels of recognition. The standards are:
- Access and communication
- Patient tracking and registry functions
- Care management
- Patient self-management and support
- Electronic prescribing
- Test tracking
- Referral tracking
- Performance reporting and improvement
- advanced electronic communication