Patient Centered Medical Home Model (PCMH)
Absolute Total Care is committed to supporting its network providers in achieving recognition as Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) and will promote and facilitate the capacity of primary care practices to function as medical homes by using systematic, patient-centered, and coordinated care management processes. In alignment with the vision of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), it is Absolute Total Care's's goal to have all of its primary care providers recognized as a PCMH by an accrediting agency. Absolute Total Care will support providers in obtaining either NCQA’s Physician Practice Connections-Patient-Centered Medical Home (PPC-PCMH) recognition or the Joint Commission’s Primary Care Medical Home Option for Ambulatory Care accreditation.
The purpose of the PCMH program is to promote and facilitate a medical home model of care that will provide better healthcare quality, improve self-management by members of their own care, and reduce avoidable costs over time. Absolute Total Care will actively partner with our providers, with community organizations, and with groups representing our members to increase the numbers of providers who are recognized as a PCMH (or are committed to becoming recognized) and who achieve the meaningful use of health information technology (HIT).
Absolute Total Care has dedicated resources to ensure its providers achieve the highest level of PCMH recognition with a technical support model that will include:
- Readiness survey of contracted providers.
- Education on the process of becoming certified.
- Resource tools and best practices.
From an information technology perspective, we will be offering several HIT applications for our network providers who are either recognized PCMH’s or are committed to becoming National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) or Joint Commission accredited medical homes. Our Secure Provider Portal offers tools that will help support PCMH accreditation elements.
These tools include:
- Online care gap notification.
- Member Panel Roster including member detail information.
- Trucare service plan.
- Health record.
- Provider overview report.
For more information on PCMH recognition and best practice models, please visit the following websites.