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E.06.

In addition to the Standards presented in Chapter 5.1, the Medical Home's quality improvement program includes at least one study every three years  on each of the following topics:

E.05.

The Medical Home assesses and continously improves the services it provides; measurements, quality studies, data trending, and benchmarking are key tools in a quality improvement/management program.

E.04.e.

Appropriate management of patient referrals (avoidance of unnecessary referrals).

E.04.d.

Absence of clinically unnecessary diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.

E.04.c.

Appropriate ordering of diagnostic tests.

E.04.b.

Medication review and update including prescription, over-the-counter, and diet supplements, and if indicated, use of recreational drugs and substances.

E.04.a.

Appropriate and timely diagnosis based on findings of the current history and physical examination.

E.04.

Supervision of patient care by the Medical Home, as evidenced by"

E.03.

The Medical Home periodically assesses its use of evidence-based guidelines and performance measures to ensure that they are current and being used effectively and appropriately.

E.02.

The Medical Home incorporates evidence-based guidelines and performance measures in delivering clinical services.

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