Medical Home Recognition and Certification Programs
Several national organizations have developed programs that recognize and/or accredit health care organizations (hospitals, health centers, private practices) as medical homes, according to a specified set of standards*. The following is a list of these organizations:
- National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition
- Search for providers and clinics in Washington State who have achieved NCQA recognition.
- Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Medical Home On-Site Certification
- URAC Patient-Centered Medical Home Programs
- The Joint Commission Primary Care Medical Home Certification
- See list of organizations that have achieved the certification.
There is not yet an “official” certification in Washington State to enable providers and health care organizations to receive extra reimbursement for “medical homeness.” However, many providers and clinics are interested in and working toward medical home recognition.
Practice transformation assistance is available for Washington State primary care providers and clinics who wish to work towards increased “medical homeness.”
Additional information from the American Academy of Family Physicians about PCMH Incentive, Recognition, and Accreditation Programs .