Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
On September 25, 2017 All-Inclusive Community Health Center has been awarded a three-year recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home Program.
NCQA recognizes the vital role clinicians play in advancing quality. The Recognition Programs assess whether clinicians and practices support the delivery of high-quality care.
The following clinicians are linked to this Recognition:
- Gor Agababian MD
- Bach Tran NP
- Yunna Shumilova PA
For more details, please visit NCAQ’s website: PCMH All-Inclusive Community Health Center
Why does it matter?
One in six primary care physicians in America practices in an NCQA-Recognized practice. We are proud to be recognized among an elite group that has demonstrated its commitment to advancing quality in health 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 All-Inclusive Community Health Center has the tools, systems, and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.”
How did it start?
In early 2015 All-Inclusive Community Health Center began the journey of transforming the practices to a Patient-Centered Medical Home model of care. The Patient-Centered Medical Home model provides enhanced access to your primary care physician; is patient-focused; coordinates and tracks all the care you receive; and is involved in performance reporting and quality improvement.
The PCMH delivery system is nationally proven to increase patient satisfaction, provide better health outcomes and decrease the cost of healthcare. Your insurance provider is supportive of this care delivery system and has been involved in its development in AICHC.
How does PCMH affects your healthcare?
PCMH is a model of Patient focused care that emphasizes patient education, preventative healthcare, patient participation in their healthcare. It is all orchestrated with the patient’s PCP. Practice coordinates patient’s care across multiple settings. Practice acts like a central hub, a control center which allows patients to take more proactive role in their own healthcare with the support of a team of healthcare providers and staff (not just physicians).
This new way of delivering health care also depends on YOU. We ask you, the patient, to take a more active role in your care. The first step is by setting goals with your physician to improve your health.
During your next visit, ask a team member to give you more information about Patient-Centered Medical Home model. You can also download PCMH brochure online by these links.
Why has AICHC worked to achieve PCMH status? The PCMH model of care is the gold standard in healthcare today. AICHC believes in the core PCMH principles of patient-centered teamwork, coordination and management of care, and the measurement and reporting of quality. We want your healthcare experience to be the best it can be whether it is in one of our medical offices or at a specialist’s office we refer you to.
Our offices will be actively engaging you in your own healthcare. We’ll remind you when you need to follow up care or your yearly wellness visit. We will communicate with you in ways that are meaningful and convenient for you, and from time to time we’ll ask you to grade your experience by filling out a patient survey. Transformation involves you, everyone you encounter prior to, during, and after your visit. We are giving you, our patient partner, the opportunity to improve your experience.
AICHC is committed to obtaining Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition for starting in 2017. Our focus is to improve the patient experience by providing better access to your provider, enhance patient education and engagement, and measure quality improvement. As we move toward this tremendous goal, we hope that you will take a moment and observe the transformations taking place. We value your comments and opinions. Please let us know how we are doing.
Thank you for putting your trust in AICHC. We welcome you to schedule your next visit and meet your healthcare team.