Why is the Medical Home approach important?

The Medical Home approach is important because...

  • Advances in health care have made it possible for increasing numbers of CYSHCN to be cared for in the home and community, but doing so requires a new system of approaches to providing care.
  • All pediatric and family practices have CYSHCN (Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs)  to be cared for in their practice.
  • A medical home provides acute, chronic, and preventive medical care services. Preventive services (physical exams, developmental screenings, patient/family focused education, immunizations, access to community-based services) promote optimal health.
  • Patient satisfaction is increasingly used by insurance companies as a measure of quality of care.