The Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is an approach to providing
comprehensive primary care for children, youth and adults. It’s a health
care setting that facilitates partnerships between patients, their personal
physicians, and when appropriate, the patient’s family.1
Explore our site for information about:
-MaineHealth/MMC PHO Learning Collaborative
-NCQA and other Training Opportunities for practices
-Patient centered healthcare Resources from around the country
-Improvement Coaching and Practice Improvement Tools
News and Information
Patient Centered Medical Home NCQA 2011 Standards Highlighted
Webinar of the Month
Each month the MaineHealth PCMH website will highlight a webinar brought
to you by Community Care of North Carolina. These webinars offer an
in-depth look at recognition standards, review of the NCQA workbook, the
interactive survey system and Must Pass Elements. View them for free
anytime at the CCNC website, or at MaineHealth.org/pcmh
May 2013 Highlighted Webinar:
PCMH 2011 Webinar 1: An Introduction -
Speaker: David Halpern, MD, MPH – Practice Support Consultant
for CNCC, Primary care physician at Duke.
Introduces the Patient Centered Medical Home concept, describe the benefits
of practice recognition and improvement, and describe the tools and
documentation used in the application process. It will also address the
What is a Patient Centered Medical Home?
What are the benefits for me and my practice?
What is NCQA PCMH Recognition?
How can my practice apply for NCQA recognition?
NCQA submission examples:
Maine Medical partners allowed us to share some of the tools and
material submitted as part of their application for NCQA
recognition. Click here to view.
Visit our Resources page for information on PCMH initiatives and
sources including Safety Net Medical Home Initiative, TransforMED
and Maine Quality Counts.
We also provide a Training Opportunities page listing available webinars
and in-person educational sessions designed to help practices build
quality improvement, Medical Home, and NCQA recognition knowledge.
1 MaineHealth endorses the consensus definition and joint principles of
Patient Centered Medical Home as described by the American Academy
of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American
College of Physicians and American Osteopathic Association. (2007)