Achieving Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition

Because health improvement depends so much on New Yorkers’ access to high-quality primary care teams, we are pleased to announce our support of our OneCity Health community partners in achieving Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition.

Best described by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), the Patient-Centered Medical Home is a “model of care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into ‘what patients want it to be.’” Not only is PCMH recognition a core component of certain DSRIP projects, but the overall values associated with the Patient-Centered Medical Home closely align with our larger transformation efforts, including empowering patients to manage their own health conditions, and improving upon a fragmented delivery system through better coordination and management of care.

While not all OneCity Health primary care partners are required to achieve PCMH Level 3 recognition, all partners should understand that we consider PCMH certification a critical step in improving the processes through which we improve care for our patients. We are currently confirming which OneCity Health partner organizations are eligible to earn PCMH certification, and we will soon contact those specific partners to discuss plans.

We are working with Health Management Associates (HMA), NYC Reach / Fund for Public Health in New York, and the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) to provide technical support to primary care partners throughout PCMH certification process. HMA is the lead coordinator in the effort and will contact eligible organizations.

For any questions regarding PCMH recognition, please email DSRIPSupport@nychhc.org with the subject line “PCMH”.