medical home (PCMH) and PA practice were made for each other.
Both are based on a team practice model with
the patient front and center. Understanding and respecting each patient’s
unique needs, cultures, values and preferences is key when establishing PCMH care
Learn more about this growing practice in a post-Affordable Care Act world.
PAs transforming primary care
Professional cover story (PDF) highlights PAs' contributions to medical home
Sharing medical home expertise
PAs involved in
medical home transformation share experiences and advice.
Issue brief: PAs and PCMH
is integrated, patient focused and team based—exactly like patient-centered
Here we give a brief overview (PDF) of this patient care, with the patient
as a core member of the team.
versions of the patient-centered medical home as defined by the federal
government, the National Committee for Quality Assurance, Joint
Commission, URAC (formerly known as the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission), Institute of Medicine and AAPA.
Model policy language
are adopting and revising their medical home legislative and regulatory
language as the PCMH model evolves and gains acceptance.
recommendations for model policy language that will help to ensure full utilization of PAs.
PAs, PCMHs and the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
encourages the utilization of all types of primary care providers in innovative
care models and increases support for primary care.
Read the sections of the
law that pertain to PAs and PCMHs.
Several organizations accredit or recognize practices as patient-centered medical
Learn pros and cons of each and how they address PAs.