WASHINGTON, DC—The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) today announced that MATHER PRIMARY CARE of Port Jefferson 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," said NCQA President Margaret E. O'Kane. "Recognition shows that Mather Primary Care Port Jefferson has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time."
To earn recognition, which is valid for three years, Mather Primary Care Port Jefferson 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.
To find clinicians and their practices with NCQA PCMH Recognition, visit recognition.ncqa.org.
NCQA is a private, non-profit 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.
Harbor View Medical Services, PC is a growing practice providing a range of medical services. Harbor View Medical Services, PC was founded with a mission to provide excellent medical care, expanded access, and patient centered service to the communities that we serve. We are pioneering new ways to practice medicine across multiple locations, using Mather Hospital's advanced resources to create seamless continuity of care for every patient in our growing network. We invite patients to visit our doctors' offices and receive the best of both worlds - access to community physicians and the world-class support of Mather Hospital.
Our practices have been meeting patients' needs for more than 30 years. Harbor View currently includes more than 40 physicians and is growing through a variety of partnerships. Through the relationship with Mather Hospital, Harbor View physicians are provided the support they need so they may concentrate on providing quality care and keep up-to-date with the latest medical research.
Harbor View Medical Services, PC a non-profit, subsidiary of John T. Mather Memorial Hospital.