(A) As part of the patient centered medical home program established under section 3701.94 of the Revised Code, the department of health shall establish a voluntary patient centered medical home certification program.
(B) Each primary care practice, that seeks a patient centered medical home certificate shall submit an application on a form prepared by the department. The department may require an application fee and annual renewal fee as determined by the department. If the department establishes a fee under this section, the fee shall be in an amount that is sufficient to cover the cost of any on-site evaluations conducted by the department or an entity under contract with the department pursuant to section 3701.942 of the Revised Code.
(C) A practice certified under this section shall do all of the following:
(1) Meet any standards developed by national independent accrediting and medical home organizations, as determined by the department;
(2) Develop a systematic follow-up procedure for patients, including the use of health information technology and patient registries;
(3) Implement and maintain health information technology that meets the requirements of 42 U.S.C. 300jj;
(4) Comply with the reporting requirements of section 3701.942 of the Revised Code;
(5) Meet any process, outcome, and quality standards specified by the department of health;
(6) Meet any other requirements established by the department.
(D) The department shall seek to do all of the following through the certification of patient centered medical homes:
(1) Expand, enhance, and encourage the use of primary care providers, including primary care physicians, advanced practice registered nurses, and physician assistants, as personal clinicians;
(2) Develop a focus on delivering high-quality, efficient, and effective health care services;
(3) Encourage patient centered care and the provision of care that is appropriate for a patient's race, ethnicity, and language;
(4) Encourage the education and active participation of patients and patients' families or legal guardians, as appropriate, in decision making and care plan development;
(5) Provide patients with consistent, ongoing contact with a personal clinician or team of clinical professionals to ensure continuous and appropriate care;
(6) Ensure that patient centered medical homes develop and maintain appropriate comprehensive care plans for patients with complex or chronic conditions, including an assessment of health risks and chronic conditions;
(7) Ensure that patient centered medical homes plan for transition of care from youth to adult to senior;
(8) Enable and encourage use of a range of qualified health care professionals, including dedicated care coordinators, in a manner that enables those professionals to practice to the fullest extent of their professional licenses.
Added by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.