This session will provide the latest updates from the three national patient-centered medical home (PCMH) organizations recognized by HRSA through its Accreditation and Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Initiative, which has as its priority to support health centers to achieve national quality standards and ongoing quality improvement. Speakers from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), The Joint Commission (TJC), and the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Healthcare (AAAHC) will discuss their PCMH recognition/accreditation programs: new and existing programs, benefits and challenges, start-up and maintenance, and guidance around top risks and stumbling blocks.
- Differentiate between the PCMH recognition/accreditation programs of the three HRSA recognized organizations.
- Identify unique features of each model, instructions on the process of achieving/renewing recognition or certification, and guidance with regard to logistics and engaging with each organization.
- Plan strategies for enhancing your health center’s approach to PCMH.