The Puzzle: Piecing Together Patient Centered Medical Care and School-Based Health Centers

No matter the challenges of earning patient-centered medical home (PCMH) accreditation, the careful documentation of policies, procedures, and practices that constitute high-quality primary care is beneficial to SBHCs.

Such a comprehensive assessment can foster better quality improvement processes, clinical practices, care coordination, and coding and billing, and ultimately, greater sustainability for SBHCs over time.

Regardless of the specific path chosen, this guide aids SBHCs in adopting key performance and quality improvement strategies that align with national and state-specific PCMH measures and standards. 

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under cooperative agreement number U30CS09738-08-00, award title “Technical Assistance to Community and Migrant Health Centers and Homeless” for $450,000. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.