Friday, December 18, 2009

Patient-Centered Medical Homes

The Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is an approach to providing comprehensive primary care for children, youth and adults. The PCMH is a health care setting that facilitates partnerships between individual patients, and their personal physicians, and when appropriate, the patient’s family. Don Balasa, President of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), recently gave a speech on the role MAs will play in this fascinating and dynamic new approach in medical care.

To read the document Don presented, click PCMH_presentation_09.

Here is a fact sheet (PCMH_Fact_Sheet_Apr01) of PCMH from NCQA.

Check also the Joint Principles of the PCMH.