The Patient-Centered Medical Home and Specialty Physicians


The Patient-Centered Medical Home and Specialty Physicians


This Web page from the American College of Physicians (ACP) provides resources to help further develop the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model to integrate with specialty and subspecialty practices.

This model development is being addressed by the Council of Specialty Societies PCMH Workgroup and through collaborative initiatives between ACP and various specialty and subspecialty societies.

Resources include the following:

  • ACP position paper : The Patient-Centered Medical Home Neighbor: The Interface of the Patient-Centered Medical Home with Specialty/Subspecialty Practices
  • Model documents for the medical home neighborhood
    • A checklist of recommended information to include on a referral request from a PCMH to a subspecialty/specialty PCMH-Neighbor
    • A checklist of recommended information to include on a response from a PCMH-Neighbor to a referring PCMH practice
    • A set of general care coordination/service agreements (compacts) between a PCMH and PCMH-Neighbor practice
  • Joint principles for the medical education of physicians as preparation for practice in the PCMH
  • Frequently asked questions about the relationship of the PCMH to specialty physicians


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Original Summary: December 2012
Last Updated: 01/30/13

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