RMS Healthcare, a division of Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc., located in upstate New York, is pleased to announce that FLH Medical, PC practices including Internal Medicine – Waterloo, Internal Medicine – Geneva, Keuka Health Care and Pre-Emption Family Medicine have been awarded PPC®-PCMH™ Level 3 Recognition, which is the highest level of recognition, from National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) on January 20, 2012. FLH Medical, PC is committed to offering their patients the highest quality, safety focused medical services available in the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York.
The Patient Centered Medical Home has become a national benchmark. It is a defined model of healthcare delivery that incorporates a coordinated approach (through the primary care physician) to providing comprehensive care to patients. Achieving this recognition enables practices to validate those operational policies and processes supporting the patient centered medical home model of care.
This group of practices, like many others who have pursued PCMH recognition, engaged in a healthcare transformation journey. The practice adopted and applied key attributes among their team that led to their wonderful accomplishments and Recognition. Those attributes included: collaboration and communication; adoption of evidence-based clinical care; fostering a culture of teamwork; enhanced information sharing, fostered accountability, innovations in technology and again, an overall commitment to excellence.
Beyond the intrinsic value of engaging in this practice transformation, this recognition becomes key and important to the practices as a business entity. In doing so the practices are able to demonstrate their commitment to their patients, but they are better positioned to take advantage of private and public incentive payments that reward Patient Centered Medical Home recognized practices. In addition they are now better positioned among their peers in being publicly recognized as “Best in Class” in providing patient care and to be recognized (among payers and patients) as “Best in Class” in providing quality patient care. And lastly, they have validated the adoption of key and critical processes, which meet accepted standards for quality and delivering the best healthcare possible.
RMS Healthcare is a leader in providing healthcare transformation services. We focus on optimizing relationships with our healthcare clients to assist them in providing quality driven patient care. We have proven experience in assisting primary care practices transform processes to become Patient Centered Medical Homes. If you’d like further information on healthcare transformation services, please contact Susan Maxsween at SusanM@RMSresults.com or by calling 315-635-9802.