Patient-Centered Medical Home
According to the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a system of care and service that places patients at the forefront of care. In addition, PCMHs help build better relationships between patients and their clinical care teams.
Research conducted by NCQA revealed that PCMHs improve quality and patient experience while also increasing staff satisfaction and lowering healthcare costs. In addition, healthcare practices that have earned this recognition have committed to continuous quality improvement and a patient-centered approach to care.
The NCQA’s PCMH Recognition Program is the country’s most widely adopted PCMH evaluation program. It recognizes more than 10,000 healthcare practices with more than 50,000 participating clinicians. Moreover, more than 95 organizations support NCQA Recognition through providing financial incentives, transformation support, care management, learning collaboratives, or Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit.
The NCQA PCMH Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology, and coordinated care focused on patients.
It is a recognition that demonstrates that participating clinics have the tools, systems, and resources to provide their patients with the highest care at the right time.