Patient-Centered Medical Home Building in Greater Cincinnati

30 Apr 2011

As the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model of care for primary care physicians continues to gain momentum in the nation as a way to promote high quality and cost effective care, a new group of primary care practices in Cincinnati began a two year program to transform their practices. The first two cohorts will be wrapping up their program in September. Nineteen of these practices have achieved National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognition which can position them for higher reimbursement as well as guide patients seeking a patient-centered practice.

This program will introduce additional quality improvement tools, as well as a number of experts in practice transformation and utilizing information technology.

Additionally, an 18-month quality improvement opportunity for primary care practices will be kicking off in August. The practices will apply quality improvement principles and techniques by focusing on the five diabetes goals measured by the YourHealthMatters public report.