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Monday, 26 March 2018 17:24

Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. Earns National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care

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FLORIDA COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, INC. EARNS NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR PATIENT-CENTERED CARE

NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home™ standards emphasize enhanced care through patient-clinician partnership.

 
WASHINGTON, DC—The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) today announced that Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. based out of West Palm Beach, Florida 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 Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. 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, Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. 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 http://recognition.ncqa.org

About Florida Community Health Centers Inc.
Since 1976, Florida Community Health Centers Inc. (FCHC) has been considered a leader in Florida’s primary and preventive health care services. Comprehensive primary health care services are provided through a network of health centers surrounding Lake Okeechobee in South-Central Florida. FCHC has service delivery sites in the cities of Clewiston, Indiantown, Okeechobee, Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie, Pahokee, Moore Haven and Stuart with FCHC’s Corporate Office centrally located in West Palm Beach, Florida. Visit www.fchcinc.org for additional information, become a fan of FCHC on Facebook or follow on Twitter.
 
About NCQA
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.
 
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