SKOKIE, Ill.—The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), an organization that offers an on-site survey for Medical Home certification, will sponsor two medical home workshops in Michigan in September. Attendees at the one-day workshops will learn:
• What makes a successful Medical Home
• How to organize your practice into a Medical Home
• How it benefits your patients and your practice
• The third-party payer benefits
• How to seek AAAHC on-site certification
“The Medical Home will play an important role in the future of health care in the U.S. by providing a patient-centered primary care model that can improve patient care and satisfaction and bring down costs,” said John Burke, PhD, executive vice president and chief executive officer, AAAHC.
The workshops will be led by Sam J.W. Romeo, MD, MBA, medical director, AAAHC, and an authority on the patient-centered Medical Home; and Karen Connolly, RN, a medical home surveyor for AAAHC.
“The workshop is an intensive, day-long session that includes everything primary care practices and community health centers need to know about becoming certified as a Medical Home,” Dr. Romeo said.
There are two workshops to choose from:
• Wed., Sept. 14, in Novi, Mich., and
• Thursday, Sept. 15, in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Cost for the workshop is $95 and includes breakfast and lunch. For more information or to register, contact AAAHC at (847) 853-6060, or email@example.com.
AAAHC, which in 2009 launched the nation’s first medical home accreditation, has established specific standards for Medical Homes that require them to be patient-centered, physician-directed, comprehensive, accessible, continuous and organized to meet the needs of the individual patient.
The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), founded in 1979, is a leader in ambulatory healthcare accreditation with more than 5,000 organizations accredited nationwide.