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A patient centered medical home (PCMH) is a health care setting that seeks to deliver care in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner through a collection of strategies like registries, information technology, health information exchange, and other means. PCMH is an accreditation program that requires compliance with multiple criteria in order to be recognized as such under new health care reform and reimbursement policies.

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  • HIV/AIDS Medical Homes Resource Center (HIV-MHRC), HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
    March 2014

    This document is a comprehensive bibliography of references on Primary Care Medical Homes and related topics from a wide range of print resources including major medical journals, healthcare organization publications, etc. Topics include: general references, coaching/practice facilitation, electronic medical records, leadership, self-management, and evaluation.

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  • National Committee for Quality Assurance
    July 2014

    Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition program with training resources to secure PCMH status.

  • SAMHSA and HRSA
    April 2014

    Resources on integrating primary care with behavioral health services to better address mental health and substance use needs.

  • The Commonwealth Fund
    February 2012

    This report outlines and describes the changes that most medical practices would need to make to become patient-centered medical homes.

  • Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative
    January 2012

    Coalition of entities that advocates for the core principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) through dissemination of information, advocacy and convening of expert events.

  • HRSA BPHC
    January 2011

    Patient‐Centered Medical/Health Home (PCMHH) Initiative helps health centers gain medical home recognition.

  • Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

    This website provides information on Joint Commission accreditation programs for Primary Care Medical Homes, including in hospital and ambulatory care settings.

  • American Academy of Pediatrics

    This website contains The National Center for Medical Home’s links and resources for organizations that have developed or are currently developing programs that recognize and accredit healthcare organizations as medical homes based on a specific standards and guidelines developed in 2011. Contents include descriptions of recognition and accreditation programs from the National Committee for Quality Assurance, URAC, the Joint Commission, and the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, as well as program comparisons.

  • The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

    This website provides access to evidence-based resources about the patient-centered medical home concept and practice.

  • The Commonwealth Fund, Qualis Health, and the MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation at the Group Health Research Institute

    This site describes a five-year collaborative initiative to help 65 primary care sites in five states become high-performing patient-centered medical homes.

  • American Association of Family Physicians

    This website describes a process of practice redesign of primary care practices into patient-centered medical homes and evaluates their efforts using the TransforMED Patient-Centered Model. The site includes information and resources for physicians, payers, and hospitals.