Friday, August 1, 2008

Patient Centered Medical Home Purchaser Guide is Now Available

The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, or PCPCC, has unveiled a purchaser guide to encourage large buyers of health care to adopt the patient-centered medical home as part of their health care plans. The guide explains how health care purchasers can readily make the patient-centered medical home a cornerstone of their health care plans. The guide represents the first time health care professionals, health care plans and consumers have all collaborated on a purchasing document, and this gives the booklet a multisided perspective that other guides lack. It correlates well with the joint principles of the patient-centered medical home adopted by the AAFP, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Physicians and the American Osteopathic Association.

The guide can be downloaded free of charge and used by any group interested. It can even be "private labeled" as part of a groups existing effort! Use this tool!