Medical Home

CHCA Embraces Priorities for the New Year

NACHC hosted the Winter Strategy Meeting January 20-22, where maximizing opportunities in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was discussed. Sip Mouden, CHCA CEO, Susan Ward Jones, M.D., CHCA Board Chair, East Arkansas Family Health Center, Inc. CEO, and Steven Collier, M.D., CHCA Board Vice Chair, ARcare CEO, represented CHCA at the meeting. There are four priorities promoted by NACHC and embraced by CHCA that will help advance these opportunities: patient care medical homes, growth, transformation, and advocacy. With these priorities in mind, CHCA will move into the New Year with fervency, preparing and working towards all the great advances in patient care to come.

NCQA Releases New Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Standards

PCMH 2011 Updates America’s Most Widely Used Model of Care the Way “Patients Want It to Be”

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On January 31, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) will release new standards for its Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program. The new standards call on medical practices to be more patient-centered, and reinforce federal “meaningful use” incentives for primary care practices to adopt health information technology.

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