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Core Physicians Again Recognized for Patient-Centered Care

NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home™ standards emphasize enhanced care through patient-clinician partnership

Core Physicians primary care and pediatric care offices have been re-certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients’ experience of care and reduce costs. Each patient’s care is overseen by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across the health care system.

To earn the re-certification, which is valid for three years, Core Physicians demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements. NCQA standards align with the joint principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home established with the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Osteopathic Association. The recertification applies to all of Core’s primary care and pediatric practices, with the exception of Stratham and Portsmouth, which are required to go through a different process as they are new offices.

“Receiving this re-certification as a Patient-Centered Medical Home is a testament to Core Physicians’ commitment to a patient-centered model of care,” said Melanie Lanier, DO, Chief Medical Officer for Core Physicians. “By building strong relationships between the patients and their care teams we have seen improved patient satisfaction, as our patients value receiving the right care at the right place at the right time. This work has also resulted in improved provider satisfaction, which is so important to our organization.”

To learn more about the care team model or to find a Core Physicians primary care or pediatric care team, visit corephysicians.org or call 603-580-7700.