Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home
Memorial Physician Services is committed to high-quality patient-centered care. Our nationally recognized quality efforts aim to provide our patients with not only the safest, highest quality of care, but a singularly great patient experience.
All of the Memorial Physician Services’ primary-care locations have been recognized as Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Homes, the highest level possible, by the National Committee for Quality Assistance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home 2011 (PCMH 2011) program.
The designation recognizes Memorial Physician Services for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term relationships.
What is a patient-centered medial home?
The patient-centered medical home is a model of care emphasizing care coordination and communication to transform primary care into what patients want it to be. Research shows that medical homes can lead to higher quality that can improve patients’ and providers’ reported experiences of care.
The designation puts Memorial Physician Services on par with a small but elite group of healthcare providers nationwide that have been able to achieve Level 3 status, said Dr. Gerald Suchomski, medical director of quality programs for Memorial Physician Services.
The NCQA PCMH 2011 Recognition program identifies practices that promote partnerships between individual patients and their personal healthcare providers, rather than treating patient care as the sum of episodic office visits.