Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a way to improve health care in America by transforming how primary care is organized and delivered. Building on the work of a large and growing community, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) defines a medical home not simply as a place but as a model of the organization of primary care that delivers the core functions of primary health care.
The medical home encompasses five functions and attributes:
- Comprehensive Care
- Coordinated Care
- Accessible Services
- Quality and Safety
Why PCMH is Important
The primary care medical home coordinates care across all elements of the broader health care system, including specialty care, hospitals, home health care, and community services. A key element of the PCMH model is engaging patients and caregivers in their care. The PCMH model reiterates team-based care and thorough communication. This has been proven to lead to better care.
What you can expect
Team-based care under the PCMH model has the potential to improve the overall quality and comprehensiveness of primary care. However, team-based approaches also may disrupt or change specific aspects of care. The PCMH model currently offers or coordinates many of the services required for patients with complex needs and helps primary care practices successfully transition to patient-centered team-based care.
Ambulatory Surgical Quality Reporting (ASCQR)
The Ambulatory Surgical Quality Reporting (ASCQR) program is a quality data program under the CMS. Under this pay-for-reporting program, Ambulatory Surgical Centers report on standardized measures concerning quality of care data. This program ensures improvement of patient health care outcomes in quality, safety, efficiency and satisfaction.
Why ASCQR is Important and what you can expect
The ASCQR program is state of the art and helps to improve patient outcomes by tracking them through a variety of different check points, that are based on patient satisfaction.
Qualifying practices report quality of care data for standardized measures, to receive the full annual update to their ASC annual payment rate. ASCs that do not meet the reporting requirements, including allowing the data to be publicly available, may incur a reduction to any annual increase provided under the revised ASC payment system for that year.
How ReportingMD can help
ReportingMD has the analytic solutions, the experience and the programmatic knowledge to help you establish the analytic framework necessary to succeed in even the most complex value-based care programs.