Enhancing Quality by Becoming an Accredited
Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
This year, The Compliance Team has partnered with the state of Louisiana and with Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN), both with missions to spread the message that the PCMH model is the preferred pathway to improving patient care. They chose to partner with The Compliance Team because of its on-going commitment to (and understanding of) rural health care in America. PCMH Facilitators from both states were trained to provide guidance and encouragement to practices wanting to become the provider of choice in their communities.

The Compliance Team’s PCMH accreditation program is based on the joint principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home, where organizations enhance their current operations to improve patient access, strengthen communication processes to bridge gaps in the delivery of patient care, and heighten care coordination to improve patient outcomes. Patients in a PCMH receive better quality of care because they have a primary care provider (PCP) treating them from a whole-patient perspective and helping them access community resources that may not otherwise be addressed in a traditional primary care setting.

CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) now ties quality to reimbursement in most care settings. It also recognizes the healthcare savings potential when all preventive care and appropriate urgent care is delivered by a PCP at the practice level, as opposed to patients seeking treatment at an emergency department. Pro-active care coordination and increased patient engagement are at the heart of keeping patients healthier and out of hospitals.

The Compliance Team's Exemplary Provider® Accreditation for PCMH is a measured continuous quality improvement program that incorporates the patient-centered practice guidelines as advanced by the Institute of Medicine and the nation's leading primary care physician societies.

The Compliance Team’s PCMH Accreditation is advantageous because it:
  • Meets state licensure requirements
  • Streamlines day-to-day operations
  • Addresses medical error reduction
  • Improves the patient/provider experience
  • Benchmarks patient satisfaction
  • Provides a distinguished Exemplary Provider® quality branding tool
  • Positions an organization for long-term growth
The Compliance Team is nationally recognized by CMS to accredit clinics for PCMH.

See below for the most recent validation criteria for MIPS:

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