The AAFP, AAP, ACP and AOA developed the 13 guidelines to describe important elements considered needed for effective PCMH acknowledgement programs. The rules say that applications should try to assess all the major care domains outlined by the Institute of Medicine – comprehensiveness, coordination, continuity, accessibility, and individual engagement and experience. According to the recommendations, all PCMH recognition or accreditation applications should: Include the Joint Concepts of the PCMH; Address the entire scope of primary treatment providers; Ensure the incorporation of individual and family-centered care emphasizing engagement of individuals, their own families, and their caregivers; Engage multiple stakeholders in the advancement and implementation of the scheduled plan; Align standards, elements, features, and/or methods with meaningful use requirements; Identify essential specifications, elements, and characteristics; Address the core idea of continuous improvement that is central to the PCMH model; Allow for innovative ideas; Acknowledge treatment coordination within the medical neighborhood; Identify PCMH acknowledgement or accreditation requirements for teaching programs Clearly; Ensure transparency in plan scoring and structure; Affordable documentation/data collection requirements Apply; and Conduct evaluations of the program’s effectiveness and implement improvements over time.Related StoriesResearchers develop new development charts for U.S.Affordable Care Work employer mandate requirement postponed for a full year The Administration announced on Tuesday, July 2, that it is postponing for just one year the requirement that employers with 50 or more full-time employees provide medical health insurance to such employees or face significant monetary penalties. Although NAHC is content for the temporary reprieve, it is fiercely determined to completely resolve this problem. Halamandaris. NAHC asks the Administration showing consideration for home treatment and hospice providers who are getting stretched to capacity as they care for increasing numbers of the 78 million baby boomers in the U.S.