Patient Centered Medical Home Online Resources
- Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC)
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
- American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
- Center for Advancing Health (CFAH – formerly the Center for the Advancement of Health)
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
- Medicare Medical Home Demonstration (CMS)
- The Commonwealth Fund
- MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation
- National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)
- National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
- National Partnership for Women and Families
- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care
- The Urban Institute (www.urban.org)
- WellPoint Foundation
MedHomeInfo: A resource for physicians and practices that want to participate in the Medicare Medical Home Demonstration (MMHD). This resource is being provided though a grant from the John A. Hartford Foundation to the Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Policymaker and Researcher Information
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) PCMH : Provides objective information to policymakers and researchers on the medical home, including a searchable database of publications and other relevant resources.
Consumer and Patient Information
- Introduction to the Patient-Centered Medical Home: A multimedia program that was developed to help explain this innovative model of healthcare to consumers. The program is the result of a collaboration between the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative and Emmi Solutions®.
- Merck Patient Education Brochure and Checklist: These resources, developed for the PCPCC by Merck in consultation with ACP and other organizations, are intended to help health care professionals communicate with patients about the Patient-Centered Medical Home approach.
- Primary Care: A Miracle of Modern Medicine: This brochure is a collaboration between Thomas Bodenheimer at the Center for Excellence in Primary Care at the Department of Family and Community Medicine at University of California, San Francisco; and the John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital.
- National Partnership for Women and Families Medical Home Principles: A broad coalition of more than 25 of the nation's leading consumer, labor, and health care advocacy groups developed a set of principles designed to help health care providers, lawmakers, employers, and health plans consider consumer interests as they develop delivery system reforms such as the medical home.
- Supporting Patient Engagement in the Patient-Centered Medical Home: White paper on patient engagement in the PCMH produced by the Center for the Advancement of Health. It includes a “Short Guide for Patients” and a sample “Patient-Clinician PACT”.
- Creating a Patient Guide for a “Medical Home” Physician Practice: A resource by the Center for the Advancement of Health to assist medical home practices with creating a simple guide for their patients. This guide will allow the consumer to have a greater understanding of the services offered and how they can benefit from them.
Resources from ACP
There are several resources to assist practices with transitioning to the Patient-Centered Medical Home model available from ACP, as well as from organizations with which ACP is partnering:
ABMS: Improving Performance in Practice (IPIP) – IPIP is a state-based, nationally led quality improvement initiative funded in large part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Its origins are in collaboration among the primary care specialty societies to help physicians improve care in the office practice setting. ACP is a full partner in this initiative.
PCMH Purchaser Guide - The Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC), a coalition representing the country's national business leaders, consumer groups, organizations representing primary care physicians and other health care stakeholders, released its Purchaser Guide to the patient-centered medical home.
The Purchaser Guide is a handbook for understanding the medical home model and taking action to advance its implementation. The guide provides supporting research, action steps, contracting language, and sample RFI language for employers/purchasers.
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On September 6, the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, released the report "Benefits of Implementing the Primary Care Patient-Centered Medical Home: Cost and Quality Results" This report provides a summary of new and updated results from PCMH initiatives from the past two years, including cost and quality outcomes data.
Recognized PCMH Practices
Introduction to the Patient Centered Medical Home Video
Patients are curious about what a "Patient Centered Medical Home" is and this video was produced by Emmi Solutions in partnership with the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) in an attempt to answer their questions. Many practices already provide the type of care outlined in the video, and it is by no means meant to be critical to those physicians who are doing their best to provide patient-centered care under the current structure.
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