NCQA Patient-Centered Specialty Practice™ standards emphasize enhanced care through patient-clinician partnership.
Rexburg, ID – The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced recently that Seasons Medical’s Adult and Family Care, Family Medicine, and Pediatrics Clinics have 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.
“Our mission’s natural alignment with the NCQA standards to coordinate and deliver patient-centered care is a great honor,” said Seasons Medical’s Board Chairman Robert Meredith, DO. “We are proud of our clinics in receiving this important recognition in healthcare from the NCQA.”
Practices that become recognized under Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition have demonstrated commitment to patient-centered care and clinical quality through: streamlined referral processes and care coordination with referring clinicians, timely patient and caregiver-focused care management and continuous clinical quality improvement.
“NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition distinguishes practices that communicate, collaborate and integrate care in ways that patients want and that improve quality,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “I commend the team at Seasons Medical for its achievement, and for its commitment to continuous improvement.”
To earn recognition, which is valid for three years, Seasons Medical’s Adult and Family Care, Family Medicine, and Pediatrics Clinics demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the specialty practice. 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 Seasons Adult and Family Care: Seasons Adult and Family Care has over 50 years of combined experience providing patients of Rexburg and the Upper Valley area with personalized care they deserve. Their Adult and Family Care Providers are Brian Beesley, MD, Scott Hardy, DO, Steven Lofgran, MD, Rex Meredith, PA-C, and Gary Sena, PA-C.
About Seasons Family Medicine: Seasons Family Medicine has worked to provide the entire family with the best healthcare experience possible each and every day. Their Board Certiﬁed Family Physician Michael Packer, MD and Travis Weiszhaar, PA-C specialize in caring for every member of your family.
About Seasons Pediatrics: Seasons Pediatrics has over 100 years of combined medical experience and work closely with the community in providing expert pediatric care to patients of Rexburg and the Upper Valley area. Their Pediatric Providers are Gene Gates, MD, Douglas Cottrell, DO, Jason Hymas, MD, Abram Collard, DO, Mark Hammar, PA-C, and Dave Robinson, PA-C.
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 is committed to providing health care quality information for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and researchers.