UCFS Receives Recognition by National Committee

UCFS is pleased to announce that our Plainfield Health Center has been recognized as Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH 2011) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).  The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home 2011 standards emphasize the use of systematic, patient-centered, coordinated care that supports access, communication and patient involvement.

PCMH recognition, which is valid for three years, is awarded in three levels. To receive Level 3 recognition, UCFS demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key criteria for a medical home: written standards and measurement for patient access and communication; electronic charting tools to organize clinical information; electronic prescription management; evidence-based care management for chronic conditions; patient self management support; systematic tracking of test results and referrals; measurement and reporting of clinical and service performance; and the availability of an interactive website that allows for electronic care management support.
 “The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of 21st century primary care that combines access, teamwork and technology to deliver quality care and improve health”, said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “NCQA’s PCMH 2011 Recognition shows that UCFS has tools, systems and resources to provide their patients with the right care at the right time.”
Dr. Ramindra Walia, Chief Medical Officer at UCFS said, having our Plainfield, Griswold and Norwich Health Centers recognized as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home, by NCQA only further demonstrates the exceptional care that we provide here at UCFS.”