The Primary Care Development Corporation, a not-for-profit organization providing financing and services to expand access to care in underserved communities, has released an update of its free online Patient-Centered Medical Home Assessment Tool.

The update enables the assessment and measurement of a primary care practice's current operations against the National Committee for Quality Assurance's new 2011 standards for its Patient-Centered Medical Home program (see story).

Practices meeting the new standards, called PCMH 2011, will be well positioned to qualify for meaningful use incentive payments, according to NCQA. The medical home assessment tool is available here with the NCQA 2011 medical home standards here.

--Joseph Goedert

 

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