Table 3

Percentage of CPC Initiative Practices With Staff Types, by PCMH Status

Staff TypePCMH Practicesa
(n = 204)
Other Practices
(n = 292)
Administrative staffb98.598.3
Medical assistants93.185.3
NPs, PAs53.452.7
LPNs, LVNs40.251.0
Care managers/coordinator41.711.6
Social workers7.43.4
Community service coordinators5.93.4
Health educators2.94.8
  • CPC = Comprehensive Primary Care; FTE = full-time equivalent; LPN = licensed practical nurse; LVN = licensed vocational nurse; NP = nurse practitioner; PA = physician assistant; PCMH = patient-centered medical home; RN = registered nurse.

  • Source: The CPC initiative practice survey, fielded October through December 2012.

  • a Practices were classified as a PCMH if they reported they had received PCMH recognition, accreditation, or certification from 1 or more of the following: The Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Healthcare, The Joint Commission, the National Committee for Quality Assurance, the Utilization Review Accreditation Association, or a state- or insurance plan–based recognition program.

  • b Administrative staff include those managing reception, medical records, appointments, finance, etc.