Assigning Patients To Providers

One of the first steps in establishing medical homes in a community health center is confirming the ongoing, continuous relationship between a primary care provider (assisted by a care team) with each patient.  The providers can then be reasonably expected to take responsibility for all their assigned patients and their health care outcomes.

Medical Home Safety Net Initiative, Resources on Empanelment

Wagner EH, Coleman K, Reid RJ, Phillips K, Sugarman JR. Guiding Transformation: How Medical Practices Can Become Patient-Centered Medical Homes, The Commonwealth Fund (2012)

Willard R, Bodenheimer T. The Building Blocks of High-Performing Primary Care: Lessons from the Field, California HealthCare Foundation (2012)

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