Patient-Centered Medical Home
Through the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) patient-centered medical home (PCMH) quality reporting incentive model, healthcare communities strive to increase patient quality of care by fostering a strong relationship built on coordinated care and quality outcomes rather than episodic needs and procedures.
Innovations to improve outcomes
The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is an inventive program that focuses on improving primary care. The program is outlined by a set of clear standards, empowering practices with information needed to personalize care to their patients and enable providers to more-effectively work in teams to better coordinate care, decrease costs and improve outcomes.
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) — a private, non-profit healthcare quality organization — offers a recognition program for clinicians and sites to receive status as a PCMH level I, II or III.
Through this program, in early February 2013 PrimeSUITE and its integrated data exchange engine and patient portal received approval as an NCQA PCMH Prevalidated ambulatory EHR solution. With one of the highest numbers of auto credit points (20.5), these scores can be transferred to our customers on the road to attaining PCMH recognition.
In addition to the PrimeSUITE prevalidation credits, Greenway’s PCMH solution helps organization achieve NCQA recognition through a package of reporting tools that simplify an otherwise time-consuming manual process. By utilizing our solutions to the fullest, Greenway customers can receive up to 57.25 points, only 27.75 points from Level III recognition.
Greenway is pleased to help our customers speed and simplify the rigorous process of achieving the standards of this national quality program, designed to improve population health.
Benefits of the PCMH model
A comparison of seven large, mature PCMH programs across the U.S. found annual savings between $71 and $503 per patient.
Extrapolated to all the states’ coverage groups, potential savings could reach $300 million per year or more. The study also found that Emergency Department visits were reduced by as much as 20 percent and hospitalizations by 5 to 40 percent due to a focus on prevention, and care delivered in more-convenient and less-acute settings whenever appropriate.
For more details about Greenway’s PCMH services and committment, view playbacks of our webinars below, or read the PCMH overview »
- Part I of a Three-Part Series –
Patient-Centered Medical Homes: Are They for You?
Recorded webinar | Presentation slides (1.5 MB)
- PCMH Series Part II: Supporting Care Coordination
Recorded webinar | Presentation slides (1.2 MB)
- PCMH Series Part III: What Can Greenway Do for You?
Recorded webinar | Presentation slides (2 MB)
Do you have patient-centered medical home questions?
Contact our PCMH specialist here.