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Joint Principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home

Joint Principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home

March 2007
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American College of Physicians (ACP), American Osteopathic Association (AOA)

Description

This document describes the collaborative criteria of major primary care associations for establishing a patient-centered medical home. It features statements on how to best structure, provide care, and encourage patient engagement in a medical home environment. Topics covered include the concepts of a personal physician and physician-directed medical practice, whole-person care, coordinated care, enhanced access to care, and payment and quality issues.

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