Guide to PCMH Recognition

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Guide to PCMH Recognition

The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission’s Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Certification focuses on care coordination, access to care, and how effectively a primary care clinician and interdisciplinary team work in partnership with the patient. A comparison of the Joint Commission and NCQA PCMH requirements can be found here.

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the Joint Commission PCMH program. The Joint Commission has also published a PCMH – Ambulatory Question & Answer Guide.

For organizations that want to elect the Joint Commissions PCMH certification option, this self-assessment tool can be used to determine to what extent the PCMH requirements are being met.