What it means to receive the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition
The Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of care that puts patients at the forefront of care. PCMHs build better relationships between people and their clinical care teams. Research shows that they improve quality, the patient experience and staff satisfaction, while reducing health care costs.
NCQA’s Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Program is the most widely adopted Patient-Centered Medical Home evaluation program in the country. More than 12,000 practices (with more than 60,000 clinicians) are recognized by NCQA. And more than 100 payers support NCQA recognition through financial incentives or coaching.
If your practice earns recognition through NCQA, it means you have made a commitment, to quality improvement within your practice and a patient-centered approach, to care that results in patients that are happier and healthier.