PCMH Transformation: Update on Achieving Recognition

Helping our community partners achieve Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition is critical to ensuring that New Yorkers have access to high-quality primary care. OneCity Health is initially investing $1.8 million in PCMH transformation for our network through March, 2017, which will improve upon a fragmented delivery system through better coordination and management of care.

After kicking off the initiative last July, OneCity Health technical assistance (TA) vendors completed comprehensive baseline assessments for an initial wave of 44 community-based primary care partner practices, which was a critical step in helping these practices achieve National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) 2014 PCMH Level 3 accreditation.

Baseline assessments help our partners to understand their gaps in achieving PCMH recognition, which can include information technology (IT) gaps, access gaps such as limited operating hours or the need to institute quality improvement processes. They will now work with our TA vendors to implement a work plan to become accredited. An important component of this process is now on the horizon, as they will soon attend their first PCMH transformation learning collaborative. This in-person event will focus on team-based care and enhancing access for our patients. We have reached out directly to our primary care partners who completed a baseline assessment to register for this event.

We will soon begin reaching out to our second wave of community-based primary care partner practices to begin conducting their baseline assessments.