Medical Homes Resources

 

  1. American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has a comprehensive list of resources to assist practices to become a patient centered medical home.
  2. American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) National Center of Medical Home Initiatives for children with Special Needs- has Program for Building Your Medical home- it’s a whole series of assessments that you go through and can track progress It’s free but need to log on to site.
    AAP web site for medical homes
    Buiding Your Medical Home tool kit Web site
  3. American College of Physicians (ACP) has a e collection of information and resources.  For a fee practices can obtain access to ACP’s Medical Home Builder (MHB) which provides on-line guidance for practices on patient centered medical home development and demonstration projects to assist planning for Patient-Centered Medical Home.
    ACP Web site
    ACP medical home Web site
  4. Center for Medical Home Improvement Web site – has listing of Medical Home Index Surveys for Adults and Pediatrics both long and short versions.
  5. Emmi Solutions, TransforMED and the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) partnered to create a Web-based patient education tool designed to help patients understand the Patient-Centered Medical Home concept.
  6. National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)- The National Committee for Quality Assurance is a private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. The current medical-home product is PCMH 2011. Practices seeking recognition as a patient-centered medical home complete a Web-based data collection tool and provide documentation that validates responses.  There is a fee for the survey and for the application.
    NCQA Home Web site
    NCQA PCMH 2011
    Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition Program
    NCQA’s PCMH survey and application
    NCQA’a Companion Guide to PCC-PCMH Standards
    NCQA’s recognition training programs
  7. Patient – Centered Primary Care Collaborative is a coalition of major employers, consumer groups, patient quality organizations, health plans, labor unions, hospitals, clinicians and many others who have joined together to develop and advance the patient centered medical home. The Collaborative has well over 500 members.
  8. Obtaining Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition: A How-To Manual
    Primary Care Development Corporation’s (PCDC) guide to help safety net providers through the NCQA recognition process.
  9. The Agency for Heathcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Medical Home resource center.
  10. Safety Net Medical Home Initiative is a combined effort of The Commonwealth Fund, MacColl Institute at Group Health Cooperative and Qualis Health to help selected primary care clinics become medical homes in Colorado, Idaho, Massachusetts, Oregon and Pennsylvania. This Web site has a number of tools, reports and videos.
  11. Community Care of North Carolina CCNC is a public-private partnership dedicated to provide cooperative, coordinated care through the medical home model. CCNC has updated their Web resources for the NCQA PCMH 2011 Standards.