On May 24, 2011, the Joint Commission announced that the new Primary Care Medical Home ("PCMH") option for commission accredited ambulatory care organizations, by which a primary care clinician and an interdisciplinary team render patient services, will launch in July 2011. Applications from entities that are prepared for survey are currently being accepted.
According to the Joint Commission, the new PCMH option focuses on the effectiveness of the work among the primary care physician, interdisciplinary team, and the patient. The new accreditation's other goals include "the continuity of care and the provision of comprehensive, coordinated and patient-centered care".
The PCMH Ambulatory Care Approved Standards and Elements of Performance may be found here.
The attorneys at THE HEALTH LAW PARTNERS can assist healthcare providers with navigating the ever-evolving legal landscape. For more information, please contact Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., or Kathryn Hickner-Cruz, Esq. at (248) 996-8510 or (212) 734-0128, or visit the HLP website.