3701.941 Voluntary patient centered medical home certification program.

(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.