PRIME 133 is a patient-reported measure of exemplary primary care that has been developed by the Larry A. Green Center, based on extensive development work with patients, clinicians and health care payers. The measure is the winner in the Patient-Reported Outcomes category of the National Quality Forum (NQF) Next-Generation Innovator Abstract Award.
Implementing the PCPCM in your practice is an opportunity to implement a means of measuring what is more meaningful to you and your patients.
The Person-Centered Primary Care Measure focuses attention and support on the integrating, personalizing, and prioritizing functions that patients and clinicians say are important. A measure based on these principles may reduce both the de-personalization experienced by patients, and the measurement burden, burnout and crisis of meaning experienced by clinicians.
The PCPCM uses a survey to ask patients to assess 11 distinct yet highly interrelated items regarding their assessment of the care they receive. The 11 items were developed with input from hundreds of patients and physicians, and are associated with better personal and population health, equity, quality and costs.
The work that participating practices do will help support efforts to gain NQF and CMS endorsement for use of the PCPCM in payment, certification and regulatory programs.