Provider Toolkit – Medical Home Recognition and Other Advanced Activities
The National Committee for Quality Assurance awards Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition to practices that are “functioning as medical homes by using systematic, patient-centered and coordinated care management processes.” We highly recommend and encourage achieving recognition as part of our patient-centered primary care program, though it is not required.
For more information about the PCMH recognition standards and related programs for other types of health care organizations, visit www.ncqa.org/PCMH
We also want to offer resources for continuous improvement to practices that already have adopted the patient-centered model of care, perhaps already achieved recognition as a PCMH, and are interested in further development opportunities.
The American College of Physicians (ACP) Medical Home Builder®
The ACP Medical Home Builder ® is a web-based application created by ACP to support primary care physicians and their practices in working on patient-centered primary care transformation. With a modular framework that aligns with the 2011 NCQA PCMH Recognition Program, the Medical Home Builder® provides the primary care physician and team with the opportunities for unlimited practice self-assessments and access to a resource library of over 800 entries.
A market-specific FAQ that answers questions about the Medical Home Builder® , how our program is using it and how to obtain more information for getting your practice set-up to use the resource. Additional ACP informational materials are included with the FAQ.
Step by Step guide to log in to the Medical Home Builder® tool.
An introduction and demonstration of the Medical Home Builder Tool hosted by the American College of Physicians.
A brief recorded demonstration going into further depth for how to export MHB reports into Excel for further summary and manipulation.
A brief recording demonstrating how to use the MHB reporting features. Step-by-step instruction PDF also available
For practices that are specifically interested in pursuing NCQA PCMH Recognition, we’d like to recommend participation in NCQA’s free online training events, which are available as both live and recorded sessions. Four different sessions which we believe you will benefit from participating in include:
1) Getting on Board with PCMH
2) PCMH 2011 Standards
3) Using the Interactive Survey Tool
4) The Online Application and How to Submit as a Multi-Site