The Patient Centered Medical Home
The medical home model holds promise as a way to improve health care in America by transforming how primary care is organized and delivered. Building on the work of a large and growing community, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) defines a medical home not simply as a place but as a model of the organization of primary care that delivers the core functions of primary health care.
The medical home encompasses five functions and attributes which include Comprehensive Care, Patient-Centered, Coordinated Care, Accessible Services, and Quality and Safety.
Three organizations who offer Patient Centered Medical Home or Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) status are AAAHC, The Joint Commission, and NCQA; each different in their process for achievement.
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The APCA is committed to supporting Alaska's Community Health Center (CHC) network in achieving transformation to the PCMH model as a means to reduce costs, improve effectiveness, and improve outcomes in healthcare.
In addition to the Supplemental Services APCA provides for PCMH transformation, we also provide weekly individual coaching, facilitation of a peer support network, and additional technical assistance and training to APCA members and grantees. A future focus of the APCA will also be to help transformed practices plan for sustainability.
NCQA Certified Content Experts at APCA
The APCA possesses in-house expertise to coach and guide members through the process of practice transformation. The following APCA staff are NCQA Certified Content Experts:
Patty Linduska, PCMH CCE. Contact at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tara Ferguson, PCMH CCE. Contact at: email@example.com
Tom Taylor, PCMH CCE. Contact at: firstname.lastname@example.org