The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has awarded Hudson Physicians with a Patient-Centered Medical Home Level 2 Recognition. A patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a team-based approach to providing continuous and coordinated care focused on the whole person.
According to NCQA, patient-centered medical homes are driving some of the most important reforms in healthcare delivery today. Evidence shows that PCMHs are saving money by reducing hospital and emergency department visits, reducing health disparities, and improving patient outcomes. PCMHs inspire quality in care, cultivate more engaging patient relationships, and capture savings through expanded access and delivery options that align patient preferences with payer and provider capabilities.
Ernie Wallin, Hudson Physicians clinic administrator, says, “We are thrilled to be recognized for our quality care. It’s further validation that putting patients first and treating the whole person is a better way to be treated.”
NCQA Recognition Programs empower employers, health plans, patients and consumers to make informed healthcare decisions based on quality. Participation in the NCQA Recognition Program demonstrates that Hudson Physicians and its providers value quality healthcare delivery and the latest clinical protocols to ensure patients receive the best care at the right time.
NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of healthcare organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s website (www.ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers, and others make more informed healthcare choices.