Coordinating Health Care: Patient-Centered Medical Home

Resource summary

This resource will help you begin the journey towards a successful Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) practice with a comprehensive collection of information, resources, and demonstration projects.

A Patient-Centered Medical Home is a team-based model of care led by a primary care physician to ensure the patient receives the necessary care when and where they need it, in a manner they can understand. The objective is to have a centralized setting that facilitates partnerships between individual patients, their personal physicians, and (when appropriate) the patient’s family. The lead physician provides continuous and coordinated care throughout a patient's lifetime to maximize health outcomes.

This resource will help you with the following:

  • Understanding the PCMH team-based model of care
  • Understanding costs, benefits & incentives under the PCMH care model
  • Demonstrations of the PCMH care model in action

Keywords: Psychiatry, Treatment, Mental, Team, Collaborative, Primary, Integration, Behavioral, Care, Health

Care Managers
Practice Manager
Primary Care Provider (Physician, ARNP, or PA)
Psychologist/Mental Health/Psychiatrists
Quality Improvement Managers
Social Workers
Practice Type
Behavioral Health
Primary Care
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Publication date
Sponsoring organization
American College of Physicians
Policy and Reference