(Listed in alphabetical order)
AAAHC has a certification and accreditation option for organizations to achieve recognition as a medical home.
For patients, consumers, professionals and policymakers, AHRQ is an excellent resource for evidence-based medicine and health research. AHRQ has a toolkit to help physicians’ offices, clinics and ambulatory care facilities improve their testing processes.
AAP’s National Center for Medical Home Implementation has resources for health professionals, families, and anyone interested in creating a medical home.
ACP’s PCMH center includes tools and resources for physicians engaging in PCMH Transformation.
A collaboration between the Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, and The Permanente Medical Group, the Center’s mission is to transform primary care at the regional, national and international level.
ICIC’s robust PCMH resource center is dedicated to improving care through implementation of the Chronic Care Model. Tools include change concept workbooks, curriculum and training materials, PCMH literature and more.
IHI’s Knowledge Center offers tools, change ideas and measures to guide members to the PCMH. White papers, audio, video, improvement stories and other resources are available for practice facilitation.
The Joint Commission certifies PCMH in California.
The NCQA Certification Program reflects the input of the American College of Physicians (ACP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and American Osteopathic Association (AOA). NCQA 2014 PCMH Standards are available here.
NQF works to catalyze improvement in health care delivery. Their website has information on their measures, reports, and tools.
PCPCC is dedicated to advancing an effective and efficient health system built on primary care and the medical home. PCPCC’s resource center has tools available to all medical home stakeholders and supporters.
California Academy of Family Physicians is pleased to bring to family physicians Practice Management News, a monthly e-newsletter that offers a hands‐on guide to the practical side of operating a medical office. PMN articles cover legal and staffing issues, quality improvement, coding and payment, billing and more. The following articles are ones written by PCMH expert, David Ehrenberger, MD:
The Safety Net Medical Home Initiative is a national PCMH demonstration to move 65 primary care safety net sites to the medical home model.
URAC developed a PCMH program to educate and guide health care practices, sponsoring health plans, insurers, and pilot programs, on how to transform practices into PCMH.
Prepared by the California Healthcare Foundation by Tom Bodenheimer, MD and Rachel Willard-Grace, MPH