• Revenue Cycle Management
  • COVID-19
  • Reimbursement
  • Diabetes Awareness Month
  • Risk Management
  • Patient Retention
  • Staffing
  • Medical Economics® 100th Anniversary
  • Coding and documentation
  • Business of Endocrinology
  • Telehealth
  • Physicians Financial News
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cardiovascular Clinical Consult
  • Locum Tenens, brought to you by LocumLife®
  • Weight Management
  • Business of Women's Health
  • Practice Efficiency
  • Finance and Wealth
  • EHRs
  • Remote Patient Monitoring
  • Sponsored Webinars
  • Medical Technology
  • Billing and collections
  • Acute Pain Management
  • Exclusive Content
  • Value-based Care
  • Business of Pediatrics
  • Concierge Medicine 2.0 by Castle Connolly Private Health Partners
  • Practice Growth
  • Concierge Medicine
  • Business of Cardiology
  • Implementing the Topcon Ocular Telehealth Platform
  • Malpractice
  • Influenza
  • Sexual Health
  • Chronic Conditions
  • Technology
  • Legal and Policy
  • Money
  • Opinion
  • Vaccines
  • Practice Management
  • Patient Relations
  • Careers

Joint Commission to accredit medical homes

Article

The Joint Commission is developing standards to designate its accredited ambulatory healthcare organizations with a "Primary Care Home" status.

The Joint Commission (JC) is developing standards to designate its accredited ambulatory healthcare organizations with a "Primary Care Home" status, the organization announced in September.

Currently, the dominant Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition program is awarded by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

Similar to the PCMH recognition, the JC's Primary Care Home is a care model in which services are provided to patients by a primary care physician or team that increases access to its services, tracks and coordinates a patient's care delivered by other practitioners, uses evidence- based protocols, and focuses more on patient and family education and self-management, according to the JC.

Related Videos
Georges C. Benjamin, MD
Gary Price, MD, MBA
Claire Ernst, JD, gives expert advice
Claire Ernst, JD, gives expert advice