The Health & Wellness Center 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.  Foothills Health and Wellness Center has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.

To earn recognition, Foothills Health and Wellness Center 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.

A Patient Centered Medical Home is a trusting partnership between a healthcare team and an informed patient. KRFDC strives to:

  • Give the care you need when you need it.
  • Give the care that meets your needs and fits with your goals and values.
  • Give care that is based on quality and safety.
  • Respect your privacy.
  • Respect you as an individual.
  • Make sure you know and understand all of your options for care.
  • Ask you to help plan your care and let us know if you think you can follow the plan.
  • Continue to increase the use of technology in the way we manage your care in ways such as ePrescriptions and electronic medical records.
  • Give you information about classes, support groups and other services to help you learn more about your condition and stay healthy.

Watch this video to learn more: Patient Centered Medical Home

 

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