How to tell employees about PCMH

Who is this for?

Learn more about how to tell your employees about the PCMH program.

If you're an employer, this information will help you spread the word about the benefits of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) program to your employees.

Would your employees be interested in a program that helps them stay healthy and manage any chronic conditions? 

Then you might want to tell them about the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) program.

PCMH Practices

In a patient-centered medical home, one doctor leads a care team that focuses on keeping a patient healthy instead of just treating them when they are sick.

In PCMH practices, physicians lead care teams that help patients to: 

  • Set individualized health goals
  • Take an active role in their health management
With a PCMH, patients have access to: 
  • Preventive care 
    • Counseling
    • Screenings
    • Education
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Community service resources
  • Electronic prescriptions
  • Secure, online access to medical records
  • 24-hour access to a clinical decision maker
  • Health care tracking and monitoring

Results

Since 2009, PCMH-designated practices have continued to improve the quality of care they provide.

For example, in 2017 PCMH-designated practices had 16 percent fewer adult-patient and 18 percent fewer pediatric-patient emergency room visits and 27 percent fewer inpatient hospitalizations than patients in non-designated practices.

Resources

  • Download toolkits to help employees better understand their care.
  • Find a Doctor with PCMH designation. Employees can use a PCMH-designated primary care physician no matter what plan they have. 
  • Visit Value Partnerships for more information on PCMH and other programs.