PCMH Resources for Physicians

American College of Physicians
A national organization of internists and physicians who specialize in the prevention, detection and treatment of illnesses in adults.

American Academy of Pediatrics
An organization of pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

A demonstration to provide targeted, accessible, continuous and coordinated family-centered care to Medicare beneficiaries deemed to be high need. These include those with multiple chronic or prolonged illnesses requiring regular medical monitoring, advising or treatment.

Minnesota Community Measurement
A nonprofit entity dedicated to improving the quality of health care in Minnesota. The program supports quality initiatives of providers and the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI). The entity also helps reduce reporting-related expenses and communicate findings in a fair, usable and reliable way for medical groups, health plans, regulators, purchasers and consumers

Ethics in Practice: Managed Care and the Changing Health Care Environment
Provides guidance on preserving the patient–clinician relationship, patient rights and responsibilities, confidentiality and privacy, resource allocation and stewardship. Also included are the obligation of health plans to foster an ethical environment for the delivery of care, and the clinician's responsibility to individual patients, the community and public health.

National Committee for Quality Assurance
A private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to transforming health care quality through measurement, transparency and accountability.

National Quality Forum
A not-for-profit organization created to develop and implement a national strategy for health care quality measurement and reporting.

Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative
A coalition of major employers, consumer groups, patient quality organizations, health plans, labor unions, hospitals and physicians who have joined together to develop and advance the Patient Centered Medical Home.

Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement
The American Medical Association (AMA)-convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement® is committed to enhancing quality of care and patient safety by taking the lead in the development, testing and maintenance of evidence-based clinical performance measures and measurement resources for physicians.

Symphony Performance Health is an independent company assisting in the administration of BCBSND's health and wellness, and care and disease management programs. MDinsight® is a software tool provided by Symphony Performance Health.

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