Assessment & Plan for Patient-Centered Medical Home Implementation at Project H.O.M.E. Wellness Center

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Dr. James Plumb, Thomas Jefferson University

Monica McCurdy, Project H.O.M.E.


The purpose of this study was to develop a strategic plan for obtaining patient-centered medical home (PCMH) recognition at a small, but rapidly expanding, urban clinic. A mock survey was planned along with an evaluation of current processes and an inventory of barriers and assets to PCMH implementation. The mock survey was postponed, but current processes and barriers and assets were catalogued and evaluated. The self-assessment revealed that the clinic is currently in preliminary preparation for PCMH, with an appropriate emphasis educating staff and ensuring that ongoing changes will be compatible with PCMH. The clinic has many more assets than barriers, including strong community relations, committed leadership, and current use of non-physician care managers and mid-level providers. Once the application to become a federally qualified health center look alike is completed, the committee should conduct another self-assessment using the survey tool to identify needs, and then focus on implementing and documenting the must-pass elements.

Presentation: 26 minutes