The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA reviews submitted documentation about policies, processes, and reporting for 152 factors to validate that a practice embodies the characteristics of a medical home. NCQA LEVEL 3 PCMH recognition is the HIGHEST LEVEL offered.
The patient centered medical home is the “gold standard” for primary care delivery. PCMH practices use physician-led teams to more effectively coordinate care, including; reminding patients who are due for care, improving access to same day visits and advice, tracking care outside the office. PCMH lowers the cost of care by preventing unnecessary emergency department visits and hospitalizations, by providing evidence-based preventive care and better chronic disease management.
Every member of the Clark K Sleeth Family Medicine Center staff is involved in the continued measurement and improvement of our patient care quality. We have learned to work more effectively as a team, with shared responsibility for the patient's outcomes.
Recognition of the Clark K Sleeth Family Medicine Center at WVUH as a LEVEL 3 PCMH validates that our TEAM has successfully transformed our practice to deliver higher quality, patient-centered care.
You can learn more about what a PCMH is by watching the video “What is a Medical Home” from the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative.
More on Clark K Sleeth Family Medicine Center PCMH here.