Certified Medical Home Practice

The concept of “medical home” has evolved since the American Academy of Pediatrics introduced the term in 1967. It was supposed to be the main source of all medical information about the child at the time, especially for children with specific illnesses. Needs. The state of Colorado has recognized the Denver Mental Health Center as a certified home health practice for children. This certification reaffirms our commitment to meeting the needs of our consumers by improving access to care, improving coordination of care, and improving overall quality.

What is a patient-centered nursing home?

It is a model of providing a patient-centered health care facility (PCMH) in which the patient’s care is coordinated by your physician so that they can understand the care they need, when and where they need it.

The goal is a centralized environment that allows for collaboration between individual patients and their personal physicians and, if necessary, the patient’s family. Care will be facilitated through records, information technology, the exchange of health information, and other means to ensure that patients receive appropriate care, when and where they need and want it, in an appropriate cultural and linguistic manner.

The nursing home model has high hopes for improving health care in the United States by transforming the way primary care is organized and delivered. The Health Care Research and Quality Agency focuses on the work of a large and growing community and defines the nursing home as a place to provide primary care as well as a place to provide primary care functions.

Five key functions of a nursing home

• Access and continuity: Provide patients with the care they need anytime, anywhere.

• Expected care and population health: using technology to proactively manage chronic disease in patients.

• Care management: Identity which patients need additional support from your support team and provide these services.

• Patient and caregiver involvement: Encourage patient participation and decision-making.

• Comprehensive and coordinated: establish relationships and coordinate care throughout the medical district.


Compared to adults without intellectual problems, adults with intellectual problems had significantly higher rates of chronic illness and poverty. Adults with mental disabilities were often cared for by interns who were nonprofits or advanced hospital professionals. Multivariate models, tailored to patient characteristics and level of practice, have shown that people with mental intelligence tend to receive primary care through home medical practices, including case management, electronic health records, planning, flexibility, and PCMH certification without psychological distress.


PCMH with passive functions and additional teaching in a certified home medical internship training program does not seem to be sufficient to prepare residents and teachers to practice or teach in a PCMH. Curriculum design and assessment aimed at teacher development may be needed to prepare future leaders in primary care.