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Become a Patient-Centered Medical Home

In fulfillment of our mission to ensure superior care for those most in need, AmeriHealth Caritas Iowa offers our providers the information they need to become a patient-centered medical home (PCMH).

For more detailed information about the PCMH model of care and the related recognition process, visit our patient-centered medical home site.

PCMH incentives

There are many reasons for you to consider becoming a PCMH:

  • Your practice will be viewed as a model for primary care.
  • Meeting PCMH standards leads to lower costs and higher quality health care.
  • Your practice will be better positioned for value-based reimbursement programs.

To learn more about the PCMH model of care and recognition, visit our patient-centered medical home site.

What is a PCMH?

A PCMH is a philosophy of health care delivery that encourages providers and care teams to meet patients where they are, from the simplest to the most complex conditions.

A PCMH treats the whole person in order to continuously improve their patients' health.

A nationally recognized PCMH meets or exceeds the measures of NCQA-defined standards in the following areas:

  • Enhancing practice access and continuity.
  • Identifying and managing patient populations.
  • Planning and managing patient care.
  • Providing self-care support and community resources.
  • Tracking and coordinating care.
  • Measuring and improving performance.

Become a PCMH

We are here to help you on your journey to becoming a PCMH. For more information, including forms and tools that will help you begin the PCMH transformation and recognition process, visit our patient-centered medical home site.