Saturday, July 31, 2010

NCQA recognizes 51 practice sites in the Hudson Valley with top PCMH status

National Committee for Quality Assurance recognizes 51 practice sites in the Hudson Valley with top patient-centered medical home status

Fishkill, N.Y. July 28, 2010 - An innovative quality initiative in the Hudson Valley has resulted in National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Recognition of 51 primary care practice sites as Level 3 patient-centered medical homes, the highest level achievable. This groundbreaking accomplishment was achieved by 236 physicians within 11 primary care practice groups (7 medical groups with multiple practice locations and 4 single site practices) and represents 44 percent of total Level 3 clinicians in New York, and nearly 10 percent of all practices at this level across the country.
The practices were supported in their transformation by the Taconic Independent Practice Association (TIPA), the nearly 4,000-member strong physician leadership organization focused on innovative initiatives to transform medical practices and improve health care quality in the Hudson Valley. Physician practices were selected for the project based on their known commitment to quality improvement efforts in the past and their advanced, robust use of health information technology. Although NCQA Level 2 Recognition was the initial project goal, all 11 practices exceeded the goal to reach NCQA Level 3 status.

Hudson Valley Initiative Report

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