What is a Patient Centered Medical Home, and How Can It Affect You?
The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home™ (PCMH™) is a model of care that puts patients at the forefront of care. Patient Centered Medical Homes build better relationships between people and their clinical care teams.
Research shows that Patient-Centered Medical Homes:
- Improve Quality: Patients get the treatment that they need, when they need it.
- Reduce costs: They prevent expensive and avoidable hospitalizations, emergency room visits and complications. This is especially true for patients with complex chronic conditions.
- Improve the patient experience: They provide both the personalized, comprehensive coordinated care that patients want, and the system and structures that help staff work more efficiently.
The Medical Home Advantage
There are many benefits to being a patient with a Recognized Patient Centered Medical Home facility: