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
Introducing BrightSpots - View
We've compiled a booklet of improvement sucess from our
collaborative teams, we'll continue adding to the compilation
as we receive these fantastic stories!
Becoming a PCMH Practice,
A Video Guide for NCQA PCMH recognition
"Transitioning Your Practice to the Patient Centered Medical
NCQA worked with Merck to create this PCMH transition video for
clinicians, who are interested in PCMH Recognition.
Visit the NCQA website to view the video (scroll down half the page to
view the video)
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 click here to visit our training resource page
December 2013 Highlighted Webinar:
Webinar 8: Interactive Survey System
Speaker: David Halpern, MD, MPH – Practice Support Consultant
for CNCC, Primary care physician at Duke.
This webinar provides an overview and basic tutorial on using the Interactive
Survey System (ISS). The ISS is an online self-assessment survey tool
you'll use to apply for NCQA recognition, and it allows for uploading and
sending files, documents and material to NCQA along with the application.
It will also revisit the record review workbook (originally covered in webinar 6),
with an explination of how it is used in concert with the ISS system.
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