Patient Centered Medical Home

Federal Activities

CMS Innovation Center: FQHC Advanced Primary Care Practice (APCP) demonstration project
On October 24, 2011, the CMS announced that 500 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) have been selected for the FQHC Advanced Primary Care Practice (APCP) demonstration project from over 800 applicants. The initiative is designed to evaluate the impact of the advanced primary care practice model, also known as the patient-centered medical home, on improving health, improving quality of care, and lowering the cost of care provided to Medicare beneficiaries served by FQHCs.

The demonstration was developed by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) in cooperation with the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA). This initiative will provide health care opportunities for nearly 200,000 Medicare beneficiaries aimed at improving their quality and coordination of care while lowering costs.

  • CMS Fact Sheet on the Federally Qualified Health Center Advanced Primary Care Practice demonstration.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Has Launched a New PCMH Website (7/27/2010)

HIMSS Resources

HIMSS-NCQA: Best Practices for PCMH
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) created this fact sheet for practices interested in becoming recognized patient-centered medical homes. This fact sheet provides an informational overview of PCMH from the healthcare practice viewpoint, highlights the beneficial use of health IT and how health IT helps practices in the function of PCMH.

HIMSS Presentations and Discussions

Patient-Centered Payer Roundtable: Medicare Shared Savings Program and ACOs: Overview of the Proposed Rule and HIMSS' Response Process
Speaker: Shelley Price, Director, Payer and Life Sciences
Session recording
April 21, 2011

Patient-Centered Payer Roundtable: Health IT-Enabled Medical Home
Speaker: Martin Lustick, MD, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Session recording  
December 16, 2010