Hendersonville Family Health Center receives NCQA recognition
Created: Friday, 07 January 2011 11:57
Written by Kristie Harris
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has announced that Pardee Hospital's Hendersonville Family Health Center Family Practice Residency Program has received recognition from the Physician Practice Connections - Patient-Centered Medical Home (PPC-PCMH) program for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term participative relationships.
"The growth of the NCQA PPC-PCMH Recognition program shows how primary care practices are serious about improving the quality of care they deliver,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “By becoming recognized, more and more practices now have the tools, systems and resources to provide patients with patient-centered and coordinated care."
Practices seeking PPC-PCMH must complete a data collection tool and provide documentation that validates responses. There are nine PPC standards, including ten elements that must be passed to result in one of three levels of recognition. After completing the assessment, Pardee Hospital received a Level 3, the highest level of recognition. Only 1,000 other practices in the U.S. have achieved NCQA recognition, and fewer than half at a Level 3.