Patient Centered Medical Home- Level III

We’re proud to announce South County Internal Medicine  earned the recognition of a Patient Centered Medical Home from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

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 is committed to providing health care quality information for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and researchers.

What is a Patient Centered Medical Home?

The Patient Centered Medical Home program reflects the input of the American College of Physicians (ACP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and others in extension of the Physician Practice Connections Program.

  •   It was developed to assess whether physician practices are functioning as medical homes and recognize them for these efforts.
  •  The Patient-Centered Medical Home standards emphasize the use of systematic, patient-centered, coordinated care that supports access, communication and patient involvement.

The patient-centered medical home promises to improve health and health care,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “The active, ongoing relationship between a patient and a physician in medical homes fosters an all-too-rare goal in care: staying healthy and preventing illness in the first place. PPC®-PCMH Recognition shows that South County Internal Medicine has tools, systems and resources to provide their patients with the right care at the right time.”

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