What is a Patient Centered Medical Home?
The American College of Physicians defines Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) as a care delivery model whereby patient treatment is coordinated through their primary care physician to ensure they receive the necessary care when and where they need it, in a manner they can understand.
The medical home encompasses five functions and attributes comprehensive care that is patient-centered, coordinated, accessible, and quality and safe.
Goal 1: Transform primary care practices across the state into patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs).
Goal 2: Improve care coordination through the use of electronic health records (EHRs) and health data connections among PCMHs and across the medical neighborhood.
Goal 3: Establish seven Regional Collaboratives to support the integration of each PCMH with the broader medical neighborhood.
Goal 4: Improve rural patient access to PCMHs by developing virtual PCMHs.
Goal 5: Build a statewide data analytics system that tracks progress on selected quality measures at the individual patient level, regional level and statewide.
Goal 6: Align payment mechanisms across payers to transform payment methodology from volume to value.
Goal 7: Reduce overall healthcare costs.