Patient-Centered Medical Home
As of May 2020 the Community Health Care Clinic is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home.
The patient-centered medical home is a model of care that puts patients at the forefront of care. PCMHs build better relationships between patients and their clinical care teams.
Research shows that PCMHs improve quality and the patient experience, and increase staff satisfaction—while reducing health care costs.
CHCC participated in the Americares/BD Advancing Community Health Program, a two-year initiative that helps clinics achieve recognition as patient-centered medical homes, and received a $100,000 award from BD to support the accreditation process.
To qualify as a patient-centered medical home, clinics must actively engage patients in their care plans by connecting them to medical and social resources in their communities, offering easy access to care according to patient preferences, and providing a comprehensive approach that addresses primary care and mental health needs.
Becoming a patient-centered medical home also increases communication at the clinic level and allows providers to offer coordinated care to patients including prevention, wellness, acute care, and chronic care.
To learn more about the Patient-Centered Medical Home model of care, please visit the NCQA website.