Patient Centered Medical Home – Level 3 through NCQA (National Committee for Quality Assurance)
What does it mean?
It means we have made a commitment to quality improvement within our practice and a patient-centered approach to care that results in patients that are happier and healthier.
The Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of care that puts patients at the forefront of care. PCMHs build better relationships between people and their clinical care teams. Research shows that they improve quality, the patient experience and staff satisfaction, while reducing health care costs.
NCQA’s Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Program is the most widely adopted Patient-Centered Medical Home evaluation program in the country. More than 12,000 practices (with more than 60,000 clinicians) are recognized by NCQA. And more than 100 payers support NCQA recognition through financial incentives or coaching.
- Only 20% of all Primary care practices are Certified
- Commitment to providing high-quality, patient-centered care
- 3 pronged approach: Improve patient care, Lower costs and align with payers