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October 12, 2017 Kristy Schmidt, 970-298-2877
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Community Relations & Development Director
MARILLAC HEALTH EARNS NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR
NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home™ standards emphasize enhanced care through
Grand Junction—The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced Monday, October 9, 2017, that MARILLAC HEALTH of Grand Junction, Colorado 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 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 care teams that coordinate treatment across the health care 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 Marillac Health 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, Marillac Health demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the medical home. NCQA standards aligned 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. Marillac Health Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Whiteside stated “at Marillac, we are honored to receive this recognition from NCQA as part of our continuing mission to bring the highest quality care to our patients and the community.”
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 Marillac Health
Marillac Health is a non-profit, Federally Qualified Community Health Center in Mesa County Colorado, providing integrated primary medical and dental care to over 11,000 individuals with 40,000 visits annually. For over 29 years, Marillac has provided health care services to Mesa County residents that are uninsured or underinsured. Marillac’s mission is to provide a wide scope of primary health care services to all Mesa County residents of income or insurance status. Services are provided at two main clinic locations: 2333 N 6th Street and also a co-location site within the Mesa County Public Health Dept. For information or to schedule an appointment call 970-298-1782. www.MarillacHealth.org