Office Policies and Medical Home Agreement

Affordable Quality Care

 

Principles of Medical Home


The American Academy of Pediatrics introduced the medical home concept in 1967, initially referring to a central location for archiving the medical records of a child. In its 2002 policy statement, the AAP expanded the medical home concept to include operational characteristics.

In February 2007, the AAP, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association and the American College of Physicians used this concept to develop a set of joint principles. These principles address the medical home partnership, in which access is facilitated to specialty care, educational services, out-of-home care, family support, and other public and private community services important to the overall health of the patient.

As identified by the patient centered Medical Home Collaborative and adopted by OHCA and Affordable Quality Care, the principles of a Medical Home are as follows:

 

Patient Information and Responsibilities for Medical Home Agreement

As a Sooner Care member, there are rules you must follow

It is your responsibility to:



When you call your personal healthcare provider you should always:



 

Medical Home Agreement


During your visit with your personal healthcare provider you should always:



Please also keep in mind:



After hours coverage:



Affordable Quality Care Policies




Office No-Show Policy


If you have two "no-shows" within a 6-month period, you will no longer be allowed to schedule an appointment. You must be seen as a walk-in. As a walk-in, you will not have the priviledge of an appointment time, nor will you get to choose the provider to see you. Please respect our time and cancel your appointment if you are unable to come at your scheduled time. The goal of this policy will enable us to continue offering same-day appointments.

 

Prescription Refill Requests


For any prescription refill requests we ask you call your pharmacy and request your refills through them. The pharmacy will in turn send the request directly to your provider electronically. This saves time for both you as a patient and our office as a provider.

Prescription Medications


Nurse Practitioners cannot legally prescribe: Ritalin, Metadate, Methylin, Adderall, Concerta, Dexedrine, Focaline, Percocet, and Oxycontin. If you need these medications, then you must see a physician and not a nurse practitioner.

It is the policy of Affordable Quality Care that all the staff work within their scope of practice. In order to do this we do not prescribe narcotics for chronic pain. This includes, but is not limited to: Lortab, any medication with Codeine, Demerol, Fentanyl and Morphine. If you need these medications, then you must see a physician and not a nurse practitioner.