Premier Medical Group Earns National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care
NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home™ standards emphasize enhanced care through patient-clinician partnership
WASHINGTON, DC—The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) today announced that Premier Medical Group of Clarksville, TN has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships. The multi-specialty group received the highest achievable Level 3 recognition.
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 teams that coordinate treatment across the healthcare 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 Premier Medical Group 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, Premier demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the medical home. NCQA standards align 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.
To find clinicians and their practices with NCQA PCMH Recognition, visit http://recognition.ncqa.org.
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 Premier Medical Group
Premier Medical Group is the largest multi-specialty physician practice in the Clarksville-Montgomery County, TN area – serving surrounding counties since 1995. Its 37 physicians and 11 full-time, non-physician providers offer Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, OB/GYN, Otolaryngology, Occupational and Travel Medicine. A total of 320 dedicated professionals offers conveniences of a Walk-In Clinic, extended hours, availability seven days a week and on-site Imaging and Laboratory services. Visit PremierMed.com or call 931-245-7000.