Facility Obtains Highest Achievable Level from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
Crystal Run Healthcare’s primary care office in Stony Point was recently granted Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) – the highest achievable level of recognition that a patient-centered medical home can receive.
The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients’ experience of care, and reduce costs. Medical homes foster ongoing partnerships between patients and their personal clinicians, instead of approaching care as the sum of episodic office visits. In receiving Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition, the NCQA has verified that Crystal Run has made a commitment to providing quality improvement within its practice and employs a patient-centered approach to care, resulting in happier and healthier patients.
“We are pleased that our Stony Point office has received the highest level of recognition from NCQA. As a practice, we strongly believe in NCQA’s Patient Centered Medical Home Model, as it very much aligns with our mission of improving clinical quality, care coordination, and the overall patient experience. We can thank all of the physicians, nurses, and staff in Stony Point for their tireless efforts to bring this model of care to our patients,” said Scott T. Hines, MD, Chief Quality Officer, Medical Director, at Crystal Run Healthcare.
The NCQA’s Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Program is the most broadly endorsed PCMH evaluation program in the country, with more than 12,000 practices (with more than 60,000 clinicians) recognized