How To Implement - Getting Started

The "How To Implement" pages contain practical information and tools to help you provide medical homes for all children and youth, including those with special needs. Although these pages are primarily targeted towards pediatricians and the medical home care team in the office, many of these resources also may be of interest and/or use for families, youth, communities, and states.

How to Implement Overview

Care Partnership Support
Clear communication between the medical home and patients and families is critical to quality care. This section addresses family access to care and communication.

Clinical Care Organization
Providing a high quality medical home means that your practice has well-organized medical records with all pertinent clinical information for children, youth and families. This section helps you with the delivery of effective, efficient clinical care and patient self-management support.

Care Delivery Management
Many children and youth require more than the usual well child, preventive and acute illness interventions. This section helps in the development of clinical care that is consistent with patient and family preferences and available scientific evidence.

Resources and Linkages
In a medical home it is important to have good, quick resources for your patients and their families catalogued and at your fingertips. This section addresses successfully linking patients and families with community resources to help meet their needs.

Practice Performance Measurement
Collecting data on performance and sharing it with your practice team and patients will help drive improvement and optimize your practice as a medical home. The purpose of this section is to provide tools and strategies to help you organize and promote safe, high quality care.

Payment and Finance
Matching quality care with enhanced reimbursement and value is an important piece to implementing medical home. This section provides information to help a practice be better positioned to advocate and negotiate for improved and appropriate primary care payment.

Fostering Partnership and Teamwork in the Pediatric Medical Home: A "How-To" Video Series
These three instructional videos from the National Center for Medical Home Implementation make the medical home easier to understand. The free videos show pediatric practices how to implement team huddles, family advisory groups, and care partnership support.

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