We Want to be Your Patient Centered Medical Home

What is a Patient Centered Medical Home, or a PCMH?

The Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model is defined by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as 

"a model for care provided by physician practices aimed at strengthening the physician-patient relationship by replacing episodic care based on illnesses and patient complaints with coordinated care and a long-term healing relationship."

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For more details as to how Midtown Family Medicine's Patient Centered Medical Home will enhance the services we deliver to you, please read 

The PCMH - Midtown Family Medicine's Promise to You

 

To strengthen how we deliver services to you and maximize resources available to you, Midtown Family Medicine is working with the Kansas City Metropolitan Physicians Association (KCMPA) and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) to attain its accreditation as a Patient Centered Medical Home.

As your Patient Centered Medical Home, we create a healthcare delivery model whereby we, as your primary care physician, working with you, coordinate your treatment to ensure you receive the necessary care when and where you need it, in a manner that makes sense to you.

Please note that our Patient Centered Medical Home certification will in no way impact or change how we charge or bill you.  The only change you will experience with Midtown Family Medicine is your enhanced quality of care!


What are the criteria for the Patient Centered Medical Home certification?

A PCMH provides standards and practices which focus on several core functions of primary healthcare delivery:

  • Patient-Centered Care – working with you and your loved ones, we provide you with the support you need to manage and organize your care and participate as a fully informed partner.
 
  • Comprehensive Care – we are accountable for meeting your physical and mental health care needs, including prevention and wellness, acute care, and chronic care.  While you may visit with a specific complaint, our commitment to you is that we provide you with the comprehensive care and attention vital to your well-being.  We see you, not just your illness.
 
  • Coordinated Care – MFM strives to meet all of your healthcare needs.  For those services that we can’t provide, we pledge to coordinate your care across the broader healthcare system, including your specialty care, hospitals, home health care, and community services and supports.
 
  • Superb Access to Care – we will provide consumer-friendly, accessible services, which includes improved waiting times for urgent needs and twenty-four hour telephone or electronic access to your primary care provider.
 
  • Systems-Based Approach to Quality and Safety – we are committed to quality and quality-improvement, which includes engaging evidence-based medicine and clinical-decision support tools, participating in performance measurement and improvements, tracking patient satisfaction and working with our peers to ensure we are delivering best practices and cutting-edge healthcare.

In creating your PCMH, Midtown Family Medicine will develop a centralized setting that facilitates partnerships between you, your personal physician/nurse practitioner, other care providers, and when appropriate, your family and caregivers.  Your care is assisted by confidential registries, information technology, health information exchanges and other means generated to assure you get the best care when and where you need and want, in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner, delivered with compassion and respect to your privacy.

The Patient Centered Medical Home model of care originated through the research and pilot programming of the American Academy of Family Physicians.  To obtain our PCMH certification, Midtown Family Medicine is undergoing a rigorous certification process, overseen by the NCQA, the National Committee for Quality Assurance.  As a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Physicians Association, we are working closely to attain our PCMH status and carefully implement our transition.  This ensures that we, as your provider, are accountable and will offer you the highest level of patient care, working with all potential resources and staying current on all up-to-date research and facets of medicine.

The Patient Centered Medical Home model of care originated through the research and pilot programming of the American Academy of Family Physicians.  To obtain our PCMH certification, Midtown Family Medicine is undergoing a rigorous certification process, overseen by the NCQA (the National Committee for Quality Assurance).  As a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Physicians Association, we are working closely with its network to attain our PCMH status and carefully implement our PCMH transition.  This ensures that we, as your provider, are accountable and will offer you the highest level of patient care, working with all potential resources and staying current on all up-to-date research and facets of medicine.

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