NCQA Patient-Centered Specialty Practice™ standards emphasize enhanced care through patient-clinician partnership
Rexburg, ID – The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that Seasons Medical’s Women’s Center is the first practice in Idaho to receive NCQA Patient-Centered Specialty Practice (PCSP) 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 also proud to be the first specialty clinic in the state of Idaho to receive this recognition from the NCQA.” Practices that become recognized under Patient-Centered Specialty Practice Recognition have demonstrated commitment to patient-centered care and clinical quality
Practices that become recognized under Patient-Centered Specialty Practice 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 Specialty Practice 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’s Women’s Center for its achievement, and for its commitment to continuous improvement.”
To earn recognition, which is valid for three years, Seasons Medical’s Women’s Center 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 Specialty Practice 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 PCSP Recognition, visit http://recognition.ncqa.org.
About Seasons Medical’s Women’s Center: Seasons Women’s Center is one of the only clinics in the upper valley, with both OBGYN and Midwife care. In their unique position they are fully qualified to treat a wide range of women’s health needs from yearly checkups and prenatal care to specialty gynecological care.
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.