Breaking Down the Basics of the Patient-Centered Medical Home

As the healthcare industry moves away from traditional fee-for-service reimbursements towards a new era of accountable, cost-conscious, coordinated care, healthcare organizations are actively seeking new patient management strategies to meet stringent quality and spending goals.

Managing chronic diseases, reducing unnecessary utilization, maintaining wellness, and involving patients in their own care are top goals for the healthcare system, and the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model has quickly become one of the most popular frameworks for achieving these objectives in an organized manner.

This comprehensive care strategy, often backed by certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) or another accreditation body, stresses a patient-centered approach to care coordination, population health management, preventative services, health IT utilization, and expanded accessibility.  

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