"The Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model 21st century primary care that combines access, teamwork and technology to deliver quality care and improve health."
-- Margaret E. O'Kane
President, National Committee for Quality Assurance
The Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum is dedicated to planning, promoting and conducting health care qualtiy improvement initiatives in Louisiana. One of these initiatives is the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model of care.
Since adopting this approach, the Quality Forum has championed the redesign of delivery systems to support patient-centered, coordinated care for the improvement of quality and health outcomes. The structural definition of a PCMH is based on the program designed by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) in concert with other primary care specialty societies.
NCQA is an organization that helps to establish standards by which insurance companies monitor quality care. NCQA is committed to providing health care quality information for consumers, payers, health care providers and researchers. It accredits and certifies a range of health care organizations and recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance.
The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Program promotes:
- improving the patient experience
- recognizing clinicians for their efforts
- providing confidence for payers that their dollars are spent on quality care.
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.