Become a Patient-Centered Medical Home with ACP Practice AdvisorSM
ACP Practice Advisor is an online tool designed to help practices improve patient care, organization, and workflow.
It includes 39 modules, 5 of which are available for Maintenance of Certification for the Self-Evaluation of Practice Performance, covering all aspects of patient-centered care and an assessment tool that covers the 2011 NCQA, URAC, and Joint Commission standards — and more.
ACP Practice Advisor is available in both a Basic and Premium level license, with built-in data management and analysis tools. The Premium license has more in-depth analysis capabilities and is intended for larger groups or multi-location practices. Learn More
New! Access Free Modules
We are pleased to offer new visitors the opportunity to engage in featured modules and Practice Biopsies at no cost. These free modules illustrate how Practice Advisor works. Simply register your practice and select the "free access license" option, and from there you will have access to featured modules. You may also choose to invite clinicians and other members of your practice to join with a unique referral code associated with your practice. At any point you may upgrade your account to a paid license and gain access to the full site without losing your data!
In August 2012, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and Merck published an educational video to guide primary care practices seeking patient-centered medical home (PCMH) recognition. This 22 minute video, "Transitioning Your Practice to the Patient-Centered Medical Home" explains the 2011 NCQA standards and process for obtaining an accreditation.
The video goes into detail about:
- What is a PCMH;
- Why a practice should consider becoming a PCMH;
- Outlines the 2011 Standards and Recognition Program; and
- How your role might change in a PCMH
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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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