Sunday, March 11, 2012

Making a Case for Patient-Centered Medical Home

Have talked with so many professionals on the lack of effective health care services for people with autism and other developmental disabilities. It's quite clear that with the shift toward more outcome-based services, that the patient-centered medical home is a model that will definitely catch on.
The Patient Centered Medical Home is a simple idea — a patient has a relationship with a primary care physician who looks after his or her overall health.
One would like to think health care already works this way. Or maybe it did at one time — imagine Marcus Welby or the doctors in Norman Rockwell paintings.
Today, this concept is being driven by alarming statistics about the present state of health care.
The first problem is overall quality.


  1. The Patient Centered Medical Home(PCMH) model combined with NCQA accreditation provides extra layers of accountability and security. It is a long process, but it is a natural fit for our organization. Recently the National Committee for Quality Assurance NCQA designated all 25 Family Physicians Group clinics as Level 3 recognized practices, the first and only recognized PCMH in Central Florida.

  2. Congrats Chad. Is the next step the electronic health record? Good luck.