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Transformation and Its Core Elements
At the heart of medical home transformation is a core set of elements which position a primary care practice to maximize its return on effort investment—returns characterized by making progress in sustainable change that favorably impacts patient experience, quality outcomes, and total cost of care. Some of these “Core Elements” point to engaged practice leadership, embedded use of QI methodology including incorporation of data use to drive change, and shifting the practice delivery paradigm to a team-based model where all team members have a role in providing efficient, patient-centered care that is appropriate to that team member’s level of training.  
The following Program Milestones and Indicators of Progress are drawn from industry best practices and our current understanding of determinants for practice success in medical home transformation. They are intended as guidelines to inform interpretation of primary care practice progression through the program.  
The Medical Home Monitor is designed to evaluate your practices’ status related to the foundational concepts and characteristics of a patient-centered medical home. The objective is to obtain a baseline status of these foundational areas which will inform our work together as future assessments are obtained.  
First in a series of Commonwealth Fund-authored health care reform publications appropriate for the lay population. Focuses on the role of Primary Care and the patient-centered medical home.  
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