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Medical Societies, Boards & Organizations Who Support Medical Home Transformation

American Academy of Family Physicians PCMH Home
The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model is an approach to providing comprehensive primary care for children, adolescents, and adults. The PCMH is a health care setting that facilitates partnerships between patients and their personal physicians, and when appropriate, the patient's family.

American Osteopathic Association PCMH Home
The AOA, in collaboration with other health care organizations, developed the  joint principles to describe the characteristics of the PCMH.

American College of Physicians: Understanding the PCMH
One particular area where the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model requires further development and testing is the integration of the care model with specialty and subspecialty practices.

Understanding and Running a Patient-Centered Medical Home
Resources on coding, financing, private payer, practice management, quality improvement, health information technology, and more provide support for your practice operations

American Academy of Pediatrics National Center for Medical Home Implementation
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) believes that every child deserves a medical home, where care is accessible, continuous, comprehensive, patient- and family-centered, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective.

Medical Group Management Association
Resources to help you decide whether the PCMH model is right for your practice, as well as help you adopt this model.

Additional Organizations for Research & Resources

Agency for Government Research and Quality (AHRQ)
The AHRQ recognizes that revitalizing the nation’s primary care system is the foundation for achieving high-quality, accessible, efficient health care for all Americans.

National Academy of State Health Policy (NASHP)
Keep your finger on the pulse of PCMH activity at the state and federal levels by using the NASHP Medical Home & Patient Centered Care Interactive Map.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
The IHI, an independent, not-for-profit organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a leading innovator in health and health care improvement worldwide.

The Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC)
The PCPCC provides an overview of evidence and results from medical home demonstrations taking place throughout the United States. Its membership includes a coalition of hospitals, major employers, labor unions and other organizations whose goal is to advance the patient-centered medical home.

Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC)
PCDC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding and transforming primary care in underserved communities to improve health outcomes, lower health costs and reduce disparities.

Center for Medical Home Improvement (CMHI)
CMHI is affiliated with the Crotched Mountain Foundation and Rehabilitation Center. Its mission is to promote high-quality primary care in the medical home and to secure health policy changes critical to the future of primary care.

The Commonwealth Fund: Patient Centered Care Research & Resources
The Commonwealth Fund promotes a high-performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality and greater efficiency, by supporting independent research on health care issues and making grants to improve health care practice and policy.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
Through investments in grantees, RWJF seeks to improve the health and health care of all Americans. It awarded $359 million in grants in seven program areas in 2012.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association  (BCBSA)
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) and participating Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies are working in collaboration with national and local industry stakeholders to enhance the practice and delivery of primary care.

 


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