The answer is probably not. The NCQA defines 149 factors which would make a practice a successful medical home. These include physician access during and after office hours, electronic access to patients information, availability of clinical data and use of that data for population management, identification of high risk patients, ability to refer patients to available community resources, care coordinate, and quality measure tracking.
As recent Health Economics articles finds that almost half of physician practices fail to meet the NCQA’s medical home standards. Specifically,
“Forty-six percent…of all practices lack sufficient medical home infrastructure. While 72.3 percent…of multi-specialty groups would achieve recognition, only 49.8 percent…of solo/partnership practices meet NCQA standards. Although better prepared than specialists, 40 percent of primary care practices would not qualify as a medical home under present criteria.”
- Hollingsworth, J. M., Saint, S., Sakshaug, J. W., Hayward, R. A., Zhang, L. and Miller, D. C. (2011), Physician Practices and Readiness for Medical Home Reforms: Policy, Pitfalls, and Possibilities. Health Services Research. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-6773.2011.01332.x