AMM named one of two NC clinics for Patient-Centered Medical Home Transformation


Alliance has been selected as one of two clinics in North Carolina to pilot a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Transformation Initiative administered by the North Carolina Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NCAFCC).

NCAFCC has partnered with the Community Care of North Carolina network to assist with and The Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation to fund the initiative, which provides technical support and a two-year grant of up to $50,000 per year!

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NCAFCC evaluated 34 eligible member clinics for capability and interest in adopting PCMH transformation. After on-site visits and interviews with four of those clinics, only two were selected to move forward -- Alliance and Cape Fear Clinic in Wilmington.

The initiative provides technical support and a two-year grant of up to $50,000 year. As a pilot clinic, Alliance is committed to PCMH transformation and in obtaining PCMH Recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).


What does it mean to be a Patient-Centered Medical Home?

Team-Based Care

  • Practice leadership

  • Care Team

  • Orientation & education of patient/family

Patient-Centered Access

  • Patient access to practice

  • Care continuity

Knowing & Managing your Patients

  • Data collection

  • Medication reconciliation

  • Evidence-based clinical decision support

Care Coordination

  • Managing labs

  • Tracking, managing pt. referrals

  • Care transitions

Care Management & Support

  • Identifying pts. for care management

  • Person- centered care plan built

QI & Performance Measures

  • Collecting & analyzing data

  • Setting goals

  • Improving practice performance

  • Sharing data

Alliance has always intentionally focused on excellent and compassionate patient care from the first day we saw patients in January 2003. I believe strongly that this opportunity has been 15 years in the making. Every board member, staff and volunteer has contributed to our success and helped us live into our mission of providing comprehensive, compassionate quality medical care to a vulnerable population. 

Kudos to ALL of you for your support and commitment to AMM!
— Megg Rader, Executive Director