The medical home is the model for 21st century primary care, with the goal of addressing and integrating high quality health promotion, acute care and chronic condition management in a planned, coordinated, and family-centered manner.
How can this toolkit help your practice?
The toolkit supports your development and/or improvement of a pediatric medical home. It also prepares you to apply for and potentially meet the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition program requirements. The AAP created a crosswalk between each of the toolkit building blocks and the NCQA 2008 PPC®-PCMH™ and PCMH 2011 recognition program 'must pass' elements.
Why it is important to measure
Patient care associated with the medical home improves outcomes, such as health status, timeliness of care, family-centeredness and family functioning. The NCQA PCMH recognition program standards provide a way to qualify and quantify care in the medical home. In some practices, scoring at NCQA higher levels has resulted in enhanced payment to the practice.
How to Begin Video Tutorial
The toolkit is organized into six building blocks that provide guidance for medical home implementation with links to more than 25 downloadable tools. By creating a free user account, you can quickly access and download any of these tools by clicking on the "Index of Tools" at the top of each page.