The Children’s Medical Group has been recognized as “Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home,” the highest achievable recognition for a medical group, by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
Joseph Heavey, CEO of CMG, explained the announcement in a news release from the Poughkeepsie-based organization, “NCQA’s Patient Centered Medical Home program recognizes physician practices that prioritize the physician/patient relationship, coordinate care for patients across multiple settings, and engage in a team approach to improve patient care. NCQA’s Level 3 PCMH accreditation reflects our efforts to ensure The Children’s Medical Group’s patients receive exceptional, accessible treatment that is well-coordinated among everyone involved in their care. This accreditation demonstrates that we are successfully making The Children’s Medical Group a true ‘medical home’ for our patients.”
The medical home concept encourages a patient’s medical providers to coordinate care and work together to ensure that appropriate care is given. All medical information including records, test results and referrals to other care providers, including specialists, are housed with the patient’s primary care physician and made available to other involved specialists.
The Children’s Medical Group was surveyed by the NCQA on nine standards that focus on patient care, outcomes and quality, including access and communication; patient tracking and registry functions, and care management, according to the news release.
The Children’s Medical Group has nine local offices throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley, including one in Rhinebeck.