Formally recognized by more than 12 physician organizations
The PCMH model received formal recognition in 2007 with the publication of Joint Principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American College of Physicians (ACP), and American Osteopathic Association (AOA). Since then, they have been endorsed by more than 12 physician organizations [Download PDF].

The National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA) also recognizes the PCMH and allows practices to obtain designation as medical homes on one of three levels. This recognition may qualify physicians for extra payment and technical support from health plans. Details can be found on their website [Link].



  • PCPCC: Federal and State Government [Link]
  • PCPCC: Center for Employer Engagement [Link]



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