Set the foundation

  • Assess your practice – what do you need to become a PCMH?
  • Build a team – effectively communicate the benefits of PCMH to your patients and staff, and give them the resources to be successful
  • Be informed – join the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) 
  • Gather tools and resources 
 
Resources
  • Medical Home Builder from the American College of Physicians (ACP). Whether you’re interested in making incremental changes toward PCMH or a complete transition, the Medical Home Builder can help you quickly assess your practice, identify specific tools and resources based on your needs, and prepare for recognition as a Medical Home. [Link]
  • TransforMED's Patient-Centered Model, a subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians, offers an online practice assessment tool and team-building tools on their website.
  • Building Your Medical Home from the American Academy of Pediatrics supports the development and/or improvement of a pediatric medical home. It also provides resources to prepare practices to apply for and meet the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Physician Practice Connections® Patient-Centered Medical Home (PPC-PCMHTM) Recognition program. [Link]

 

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