patient centered medical homeJoe Segen2016-12-25T20:30:00+00:00
patient centered medical home
MANAGED CARE, PRIMARY CARE
Patient centered medical home is a term of art referring to a physician-led team-based health care delivery model, which provides comprehensive, continuous and coordinated* medical care to patients to obtain optimal health outcomes.
*Care coordination is central to the PCMH and requires additional resources such as health information technology, and appropriately trained staff to provide team-based care, which is compensated by payment models that encourage care coordination and patient-centered activity that may fall outside face-to-face patient encounters. The PCMH have been developed by the joint efforts of primary care provider bodies in the US, to wit, the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Physicians, and the American Osteopathic Association.