Helping Safety Net Providers Achieve Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition

Dates: 2010

State: Colorado

Client(s): Metro Community Provider Network

Services: Health Care & Public Health Planning, Training & Technical Assistance, Health Systems Transformation

Technical Expertise: Primary Care, Safety Net, Health Care Reform

Community health centers throughout the country strive to demonstrate patient centeredness and quality outcomes. The National Committee for Quality Assurance has set standards for providers to achieve around patient centered medical homes.

JSI provided consulting services and coaching to Metro Community Provider Network (MCPN), a network of FQHCs in the Denver Metropolitan area of Colorado, to apply for NCQA recognition for operating as a patient-centered medical home. MCPN, with the assistance of JSI, submitted materials for NCQA PPC-PCMH recognition at the end of November 2010, and received the highest level of recognition, Level 3, in March 2011.