Issues with the Survey-Based Measure for Patient Centered Medical Homes for Children

This issue brief looks at the NQF-endorsed measures that determine how many children who need a patient centered medical home (PCMH) are able to get care at one. The measure is survey based.

The authors of the brief find that the measure is flawed because non-response in the survey skews the results so that it seems like more children who need PCMHs because of special health care needs aren’t getting care compared to well children. 

The authors conclude that the measure needs to be revised to give a more accurate picture of whether or not a child’s care is patient centered.