River Family Health Center Receives NYS PMCH 2017 Recognition

On January 7, 2019, River Family Health Center received recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a New York State Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) practice at the 2017 standard, the most recent standard available.

River Family Health Center
Providers pose for a portrait inside the River Family Health Center in Alexandria Bay, NY. Image courtesy of River Hospital.

This recognition is given to practices across the state that meet a rigorous set of qualifications within six concept areas:

  • Team-Based Care and Practice Organization
  • Knowing and Managing Your Patients
  • Patient-Centered Access and Continuity
  • Care Management and Support
  • Care Coordination and Care Transitions
  • Performance Measurement and Quality Improvement

The principles of patient-centered care align with the momentum toward value-based payment, and ensuring that patients get the right care at the right time, at the right place.

River Family Health Center received its first PCMH recognition in 2011 and has maintained its recognition ever since. This is the health center’s first time receiving the NYS PCMH 2017 recognition, a state-specific program that is built upon the NCQA PCMH model and was rolled out in April 2018.

Since 2010, FDRHPO has assisted primary care practices in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties achieve PCMH recognition. FDRHPO’s team of Practice Transformation specialists work closely with practices to navigate the recognition process, from policy formation and adoption to workflow transformation and formal submission for recognition.

For more information about FDRHPO’s Practice Transformation services and team, visit our Practice Transformation page. For more information about NYS PCMH, visit https://www.health.ny.gov/technology/innovation_plan_initiative/pcmh/.

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