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Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
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The Patient Centered Medical Home is a health care setting that facilitates partnerships between individual patients, and their personal physicians, and when appropriate, the patient’s family. Care is facilitated by registries, information technology, health information exchange and other means to assure that patients get the indicated care when and where they need and want it in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.

Characteristics of a Patient Centered Medical Home

•    Ongoing relationship with personal physician
•    Physician directed medical practice
•    Whole person orientation
•    Care coordination across health system
•    Quality and safety are prioritized
•    Information Technology
•    Enhanced access to care
•    Payment recognizes value add

Ohio’s CHCs are actively involved in several PCMH programs

•    CMS Advanced Primary Care Program FQHC Demo
•    Ohio HB198 PCMH Pilot
•    HRSA PCMH-1
•    OACHC Ohio Learning Community

PCMH Resources

The FQHC APCP Demonstration Project is a CMS Innovation Center initiative which will assist 500 participating FQHC sites in transforming their practices into Patient Centered Medical Homes. The demonstration project will provide technical assistance and support to participating FQHC sites as they navigate and achieve NCQA Level 3 Medical Home status. This initiative is unique in that it represents a partnership forged to establish a national support network for the demonstration participants, consisting of the CMS Innovation Center staff and contractors, national partner organizations already supporting FQHCs, and a network of state and regional partners who will assist the 500 sites with timely, regional information and support.

This web portal will provide access to information, resources and technical assistance for participating sites and other interested safety net providers regarding primary care practice transformation and medical home status recognition.

NCQA/Merck Patient-Centered Medical Home Video

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Did you know OACHC has a clinical list serv to communicate with all interested health centers clinicians? This list serv is a two way communication for you to post best practices, or ask questions that you may need assistance with from your health center peers.  OACHC also sends out important clinical  information/updates on a regular basis.

To be added to the clinical list serv contact:


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