The intention of PCMH is to help make sense out of healthcare chaos and to give patients more control in their healthcare outcomes. The goal is also to help strengthen the relationship between physician and patient.
What does a recognized PCMH include?
According to the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC), a care team of a primary care provider combined with pay-for-performance incentives is effective in improving overall healthcare quality, raising patient satisfaction, and expanding access to preventative care services.
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) PCMH recognition is the most widely-used way to transform primary care practices into medical homes.
NCQA Physician Practice Connections and Patient Centered Medical Home (PPC-PCMH) Recognition Program emphasizes the systematic use of patient-centered, coordinated care management processes.
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