What is a Patient Centered Medical Home?
According to the NCQA, a medical home is a model of care that strengthens the clinician-patient relationship by replacing episodic care with coordinated care. A medical home achieves these goals through a high level of accessibility, providing excellent communication, clinicians and staff taking full advantage of the latest information technology to prescribe, communicate, track results and obtain clinical support information and monitor performance. Learn more about Patient Centered Medical Homes by watching the video below.
How does a Patient Centered Medical Home improve my care?
- Studies have demonstrated that medical homes improve access to care and reduce unnecessary costs.
- Patient access to same day appointments reduces ER use.
- PCMH are more patient centered and evaluate both performance and patient experience.
- PCMH recognizes practices for their efforts and providing confidence for purchasers that their dollars are spent on quality care.
How did Arrowhead Health Centers achieve this designation?
Medical Practices that meet 6 standards are able to be awarded 3 different levels of designation. Level 3 is the most coveted and the most difficult to achieve. Arrowhead Health Centers is proud to be a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home and was able to achieve this through our high level of accessibility, excellent communication among patients, and a staff who takes full advantage of the latest information technology to prescribe, communicate, track test results, obtain clinical support information, and monitor performance.
Arrowhead Health Centers is dedicated to transforming healthcare through access, teamwork, and technology.