Publication Date: 
Sunday, May 1, 2016

Patient centered medical homes (PCMH) provide patient-centered comprehensive primary care services to improve the quality, accessibility, affordability, coordination and delivery of health care. The PCMH model has become an important health care delivery model in the evolving US health care system, and as of May 2016, 42 states have a law recognizing this model. Under their laws, many states have established advisory councils to develop policies for implementing the model, and now require public and private health insurance plans to offer and cover PCMH services.

This dataset shows states with laws that recognize the PCMH model, the types of insurance providers that may cover PCMH services, and details about PCMH advisory councils. The dataset also includes laws on PCMH reporting requirements, and on the different funding sources available for implementation. The dataset displays laws in effect on May 1, 2016.

This dataset was created by the Temple University Policy Surveillance Program under an intergovernmental personnel agreement (15UPA1504831) with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention’s (DHDSP), Applied Research and Evaluation Branch (AREB). The views expressed are those of the authors, and not the CDC.