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The Patient Centered Medical Home is a model of care 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.

NACHC describes the PCMH model to be essential in meeting the Tripe Aim of better care for individuals, better health for populations, and lower costs. The goal of a PCMH is to deliver coordinated care through teamwork, communication, care management and technology. 




In order to demonstrate the PCMH Model, Ohio’s health centers can achieve recognition through organizations, such as National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), The Joint Commission (TJC), and the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). 

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
  • Health Information Technology
  • Enhanced access to care
  • Payment recognizes value added
  • Patient experience

PCMH Resources


Stay Connected!

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.

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