- The American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) National Center of Medical Home Initiatives for Children with Special Needs offers a Program for Building Your Medical Home. This is a series of assessments that tracks a provider’s progress. The resource is free; however, users are required to log in to teh site.
AAP web site for medical homes
Buiding Your Medical Home tool kit Web site
- The American College of Physicians (ACP) has a 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
- 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.
- The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is a private, 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
- 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 more than 500 members.
- “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.
- The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Medical Home resource center.
- 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.
- 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.