Core Physicians Primary Care and Pediatric offices have been awarded Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) annual recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for 2021.
The Patient Centered Medical Home is a model of care that puts patients at the forefront. Research shows that PCMHs improve quality and the patient experience, increase clinical staff satisfaction, and reduce health care costs. The Primary Care
offices have made commitments to continuous quality improvement and patient-centered approaches to care.
NCQA’s PCMH recognition program is the most widely adopted PCMH evaluation program in the United States. To receive this recognition, Core Physicians Primary Care & Pediatric offices were required to complete criteria in six concept areas:
- Team-based care and practice organization
- Knowing and managing patients
- Patient-centered access and continuity
- Care management and support
- Care coordination and care transitions
- Performance measurement and quality improvement
To retain the PCMH recognition beyond January 2022, Core Physicians is required on an annual basis to submit to NCQA evidence of ongoing quality improvement.