HOPEHEALTH EARNS NCQA RECOGNITION
FLORENCE, SC May 9, 2019 – The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently announced that HopeHealth in Lake City, HopeHealth in Kingstree, HopeHealth in Manning, and HopeHealth Pediatrics in Manning have received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition under their 2017 Standards 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. Patient-Centered Medical Homes such as HopeHealth, continuously strive for improved patient-centered access, team-based care, population health management, care management, care coordination and transitions, performance measurement, and quality improvement.
“Patient-Centered Medical Homes provide integrated services and coordination for exceptional care while easing the burden of patient navigation through the health care system,” said Yvonne Van Camp, HopeHealth director of corporate quality. “NCQA recognizes patient centered medical home practices and physicians who value quality health care utilizing the latest clinical protocols and ensure the patients receive the best care at the right time.”
To earn recognition under the latest standards, HopeHealth demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements. NCQA’s latest standards required annual attestation, demonstration, and reporting to maintain recognition. 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.
HopeHealth is a nonprofit corporation that provides integrated health services for more than 41,000 patients in areas surrounding Aiken, Clarendon, Florence, Orangeburg, and Williamsburg counties. It was founded in 1991 as a grassroots HIV/AIDS support organization, and was designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center in 2007 to expand its services to include primary and pediatric care. Today, HopeHealth has 13 locations with more than 60 providers covering primary care, dental care, chiropractic care, behavior health and psychiatry, pain management, substance use disorders, diabetes and nutrition care, and women’s health services.
NCQA is a private, nonprofit 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.