Lafayette County Clinics Earn NCQA Recognition
Lexington, MO — The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) in April announced that Live Well Community Health Center of Concordia and Waverly received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships. The NCQA recognition is valid for three years.
In a press release, NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane said: “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. The recognition shows that the Live Well Community Health Centers have the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.”
The NCQA PCMH 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. Patient care is overseen by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across the health care system.
The REACH Foundation has funded access to technical assistance and other support to safety net primary care clinics interested in adopting the PCMH model. Read about the REACH Medical Home Initiative.