Patient Centered Medical Home

Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is defined as a health care setting that facilitates partnerships between individual patients and their personal physicians, and when appropriate, the patients’ families. PCMH accreditation is awarded to qualifying practices by the National Commission for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The program reflects the input of the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Osteopathic Association. The Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Family Care Center practice was second in the State of Wisconsin to receive accreditation as a Patient Centered Medical Home and has been awarded the NCQA’s highest level of accreditation, Level 3.

The structure of PCMH supports care management, proactive support of patients and establishes a roadmap for the future of ambulatory medicine. Many states, Wisconsin included, have created reimbursement incentives that will increase payments for practices who receive PCMH accreditation. The State of Wisconsin has indeed established a model PCMH program to facilitate improved birth outcomes in southeastern Wisconsin and provides financial incentives for participating practices. The Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Family Care Center is one of the first practices in Wisconsin to meet the OB PCMH model home criteria and has realized the financial incentives related to the OB PCMH program. Please see HOOTEA video.

Wheaton Franciscan – St. Joseph

Since 1879, Wheaton Franciscan – St. Joseph has set the highest standards in health care, serving Milwaukee and Wisconsin with clinical excellence and compassionate care. As one of the region’s largest and most skilled tertiary-care facilities, we offer the latest technology, premier medical and surgical services and outstanding doctors, nurses and other expert caregivers.

“The Baby Hospital”

St. Joseph is Wisconsin’s most experienced birth center-we’ve delivered more than 300,000 babies-featuring a prenatal assessment center and nationally acclaimed neonatal intensive care unit.