We are pleased to announce that two healthcare organizations participating in our Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Cohort have received national recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a well-respected, non-profit organization that has been a central figure in driving improvement throughout the healthcare system. PCMH designation by NCQA is an indicator that healthcare practices and clinics are providing high-quality, patient-centered care to their clients and in their communities.

Congratulations to: Danville Pediatrics – Danville, KY – Level 3 and Kentucky Mountain Health Alliance, Inc. – Hazard, KY – Level 2

“The transformation process helped us to step back and take a closer look at written policies and processes for care of patients, allowing us to focus on specific groups of patients with chronic illnesses that sometimes may fail to receive improved health outcomes. It also enhanced the access to care through open scheduling, extended hours and new options for communication with the care team. Now each patient has an ongoing relationship with a personal physician that provides first contact, continuous and comprehensive care. We improved a more developed approach to helping adolescents transition from pediatrics into the adult care setting by providing a direct patient care team. The process also allowed more efficient use of staff and practice resources, resulting in cost savings.” -Front office manager of Danville Pediatrics

These organizations have worked diligently to improve patient care in their practices and communities.

Kentucky REC provides coaching and assistance to support practices and clinics as they transform from a traditional sick care model to new models focused on comprehensive, coordinated care that keeps patients healthier and reduces complications. Care provided by clinicians in a PCMH is consistently associated with better outcomes, reduced mortality, fewer preventable hospital admissions for patients with chronic diseases, lower utilization, improved patient compliance with recommended care, and lower Medicare costs.

By receiving recognition as a PCMH, your organization will receive full points in the Improvement Activities category of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

The Kentucky REC is enrolling practices now for new PCMH cohort to start on September 22. Contact us to find out about how this program can help you and your practice. Call us at 859-323-3090 to find out more.