What is Patient-Centered Medical Home?

Patient-Focused Healthcare

Patient-centered medical home practices use a team-based care approach to meet the needs of patients. The model works to build better relationships between patients and their clinical care teams. Research has shown that implementing these practices improve the quality of care, patient overall experience and increases staff satisfaction—along with reducing healthcare costs.

Implementing patient-centered medical home practices can:

  • Reduce fragmentation
  • Align with payers
  • Align with state/federal initiatives
  • Lower healthcare costs
  • Improve patient-centered access
  • Improve patient experience
  • Improve staff satisfaction
  • Help patients better manage chronic conditions

The Five Functions of a Medical Home

  1. Access and Continuity: Provide the care your patients need anytime and anywhere.
  2. Planned Care and Population Health: Use technology to help you be proactive about managing patients’ chronic conditions.
  3. Care Management: Identify which patients need additional support from your care team.
  4. Patient and Caregiver Engagement: Encourage your patients to participate and be part of the decision making.
  5. Comprehensiveness and Coordination: Build relationships and coordinate care across the medical neighborhood.


Healthcare facilities can become patient-centered medical home accredited and improve quality of care for their patients! Patient-centered medical home accreditation is a measured continuous quality improvement program that integrates patient-centered practice guidelines. 

Well-Ahead Louisiana is here to help you on your journey to becoming patient-centered medical home accredited. For more information on patient-centered medical home accreditation, please fill out the form at the bottom of the webpage. 

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