This summer, QueensCare Health Centers (QHC) earned the distinction of being renewed by the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). We are proud of the transformation and commitment of the QueensCare team to adopt the care model, but what does this mean to you, a QHC patient?
- Care Built for You – “Patient-Centered” probably gave it away, but this care model focuses on teaming up with you to reach your health goals and improving access to care. We also care about your satisfaction and want you to have the right care at the right time.
- Team-Based Approach – you have your primary care provider and we want to build a partnership with you and your whole team of health educators, care coordinators, specialty doctors, and others to personalize your care to keep you healthy and to better manage any chronic conditions.
- Focus on Quality and Prevention –Oftentimes, the best medicine is preventive medicine. We want you to be proactive when it comes to your health, so we recommend preventive screenings based on your age, lifestyle, or other factors. Preventing disease saves you money and can help to keep you healthy and happy for years to come.
Research shows that the PCMH care model improves patient care, reduces costs, and is associated with happier patients. We are proud to build upon the vision and values of QueensCare Health Centers to reduce disparities and improve the health of our communities.
Source: National Committee of Quality Assurance (NCQA). (n.d.). Retrieved July 24, 2017, from http://www.ncqa.org/programs/recognition/practices/patient-centered-medical-home-pcmh/why-pcmh/pcmh-benefits/benefits-to-clinicians-practices-patients