"It's a model of delivering primary care that's accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family-centered, coordinated, compassionate and culturally effective. It is an approach to providing service in a quality and cost-effective manner."
-- Stewart Gordon, MD
Chief of Pediatrics, Earl K. Long Medical Center
The Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum shares a common goal with you and your organization: a healthier Louisiana.
mployee health benefits are vital to attracting and retaining employees. In turn, healthy employees equate to productive workers who contribute to the success of their companies. As health insurance premiums continue to increase, employers want to be sure that the health coverage they subsidize for employees is affordable, accessible and delivers excellent outcomes.
Employment-based coverage is the most prevalent form of health insurance in the United States. As a result, it is important that employer purchasers are involved as stakeholders as we address problems in our health care system.
Since endorsing the Patient-Centered Medical Home model of care in 2008, the Quality Forum has championed the redesign of delivery systems to support patient-centered, coordinated care for the improvement of quality and health outcomes.
Care delivered by primary care physicians in a PCMH is consistently associated with better outcomes, reduced mortality, fewer preventable admissions for patients with chronic diseases, lower utilization, improved patient compliance with recommended care and lower Medicare spending.
Reference: Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative
In Louisiana, there are currently 61 Patient-Centered Medical Homes that are recognized by the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA). To view a map that shows the different sites, please click here.
For more information on the medical home model of care and how it may be incorporated into health insurance purchasing strategies, contact the Quality Forum by e-mailing