In terms of migrant and seasonal farmworkers, PCHH ensures continuity of care when visiting different health centers throughout the harvest seasons.
According to the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, PCHH is not a brick-and-mortar place like a doctor's office or clinic but rather it is a health care philosophy.
Those federal requirements are closely aligned with the PCHH core principles, making FQHCs uniquely prepared for recognition as Patient-Centered Health Homes.
NCFH has compiled the following resources in an effort to aid community/migrant health centers in learning about and attaining PCHH certification.
Also published by NCFH, this issue of Health Tips offers basic information on PCHH that can help community and migrant health center patients understand and learn about PCHH.
Hudson River HealthCare has once more been recognized by NCQA as a Level 3 PCHH under these new standards.
For us, PCHH fits into a long history of Quality Improvement.
CCHN's goal is for each CHC to implement the PCHH model and obtain NCQA PCHH recognition, thereby achieving improvements in patient health outcomes, patient experience, staff satisfaction, and cost savings.
Fifty five percent of CHCs have received PCHH recognition from the National Committee of Quality Assurance (NCQA), the Joint Commission, or the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.