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Engage Leadership and Assess Your Practice

This section helps users to review the tasks that effective leaders can undertake to ensure the successful transformation of a practice into a patient-centered medical home (PCMH). The process of self-assessment to assess needs and develop priorities stimulates communication, helps to organize and monitor improvements, and identifies needed resources. Eight change concepts are presented that practices need to embrace to effectively transform into a PCMH. Access to resources and program assessment tools is provided. A table presents optimal patient clinical outcomes aligned to best practices by provider and appropriate reimbursement for care.