SafeGuard® THN

Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH)

A patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a way to care for patients so they feel “at home” with their care. PCMH changes the emphasis from quantity to quality, and fosters a care environment based on information sharing among chosen clinicians.

  • PCMH does not require provider elections or assignments
  • The physician generally seen for primary care becomes the patient’s medical information coordinator and advocate
  • Patients remain free to see other providers based on scheduling reasons or reasons of preference
  • The relationship between patient and primary care physician is strengthened
  • Providers are compensated for the extra effort required to deliver coordinated care
  • THN is comprised of hundreds of physician practices designated as PCMH that act as a patient’s first point of contact.