Repertoire readers might want to pass on this URL to their physician customers who are interested in learning about patient-centered medical homes: http://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/pcmh/PCMHChecklist.pdf.

 

It’s a checklist developed by the American Academy of Family Practitioners, which not only lists key points to consider when a practice is building a medical home, but provides guidance via the questions asked.

 

  • Quality care. Examples of questions asked: “Do you incorporate patient safety into your practice?” “Do you coordinate care across the medical neighborhood?”

 

  • Patient-centered care. Examples: “Do you engage patients in shared decision-making?” “Do you assess and improve your patients’ experience of care?”

 

  • Health information technology. Examples: “Do you have a sound technology infrastructure in place?” “Is your practice digitally connected to the medical neighborhood?”

 

  • Practice organization. Examples: “Do you have a disciplined financial management approach? “Do you have a staffing model and practice environment that supports a patient-centered medical home?”

 

For more information, visit the URL above, as well as www.transforMED.com. For more on PCMHs, read this month’s issue of Repertoire.

 

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