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What is a PCMH

What is a Patient-Centered Medical Home?

Learn about the benefits of PCMH

Reinventing care: A whole-person approach

PCMH is an enhanced model of primary care designed to:

  • Improve access to high-quality care for more Americans
  • Enhance patient-provider relationships
  • Manage costs

In the PCMH model of care, teams—led by a primary care provider—treat the complex needs of patients with whole-person, comprehensive, coordinated and patient-centered care. This is next generation of primary care. Research shows that the PCMH model can improve health outcomes while reducing costs. Learn about the 7 Joint Principles of PCMH.

PCMH is endorsed by the:

  • American Academy of Physicians (AAP)
  • American Academy of Family Physicians (AFP)
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)

As a result, this model is gaining popularity, and includes recognized practices in nearly every state. The benefits for providers and patients are substantial. Yet there's growing awareness that many primary care practices need additional assistance, support, or resources for successful transformation to the PCMH model of care. AmeriHealth Caritas is ready to help you and your staff.

Questions? Contact a local account rep.