Western Wayne Family Health Center Receives PCMH Recognition
Monday, August 3, 2015
Two Western Wayne Family Health Center sites Level 2 Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a nonprofit accrediting and certifying organization.
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. Medical homes foster ongoing partnerships between patients and their personal clinicians, instead of approaching care as the sum of episodic office visits. Each patient’s care is overseen by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across the health care system.
“NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “Recognition shows that Western Wayne Family Health Centers has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.”
To earn recognition, which is valid for three years, Western Wayne Family Health Centers demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the medical home. NCQA standards aligned 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.
Source: Detroit Free Press and Western Wayne Family Health Centers