posted on July 07, 2017 15:36
CPG Family Medicine Earns National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care
CONWAY, SC– The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently announced that Conway Physicians Group (CPG) Family Medicine @ Bell Street, CPG Family Medicine @ Creel Street, CPG Carolina Internal Medicine, and CPG Family Medicine @ 11th Avenue- Aynor 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.
“NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “Recognition shows that Conway Physicians Group (CPG) Family Medicine @ Bell Street, CPG Family Medicine @ Creel Street, CPG Carolina Internal Medicine, and CPG Family Medicine @ 11th Avenue- Aynor have the tools, systems and resources to provide their patients with the right care, at the right time.”
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. Each patient’s care is overseen by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across the health care system. Research shows that medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patient and provider reported experiences of care.
To earn recognition, which is valid for three years, Conway Physicians Group (CPG) Family Medicine @ Bell Street, CPG Family Medicine @ Creel Street, CPG Carolina Internal Medicine, and CPG Family Medicine @ 11th Avenue- Aynor demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the medical home. 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.
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Conway Medical Center is defined by its historical ability to consistently meet the healthcare needs of Horry County. The nonprofit medical center, was established in 1928 as Horry County’s first hospital and has 210 inpatient beds; a 66-bed long-term care facility, Kingston Nursing Center; a 22-bed sub-acute care facility, Medstar; an Outpatient Diagnostic Center and Conway Physicians Group (CPG), a multi-specialty group of 20 physician offices affiliated with the hospital.
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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’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA’s Web site (ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.