The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) today announced that Doctors United of the Bronx has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly-coordinated care and longterm, participative relationships.
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. Research shows that medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patient and provider-reported experiences of care.
"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 Doctors United 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, Doctors United 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.
NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA's Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA's Web site (ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.
About Doctors United
Doctors United facilities are out-patient treatment centers dedicated to providing superb patient care combined with attention to clinical excellence. We want to effectively help as many people as possible without sacrificing their quality of care. Our vision is to be the primary medical facility of choice for patients and referring physicians in Greater New York and Westchester County because of our commitment to provide high-quality health care to our patients.
Dr. Mohsen Zargar, Operator of Doctors United, thanks the NCQA for this recognition and his team for all their hard work in achieving this accreditation.
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