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Patient Centered Medical Home Online Resources

Key Organizations

Practice Information

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.

Purchaser Information

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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What's New

New Study: Total Cost of Care Lower among Medicare Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries Receiving Care from Patient-Centered Medical Homes

August 9, 2014: A new, independent research study, conducted by RTI International and published in the Health Services Research journal, adds to the evidence that accredited patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) deliver lower cost and drive more appropriate health care utilization. The study focused on participants in the Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) program, comparing 308 PCMHs recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) with a sample of nearly 2,000 non-accredited PCMHs across three years, beginning in July of 2008.

Recognized PCMH Practices

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Website: www.ncqa.org/

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