CONWAY, SC– The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently announced that six more Conway Physicians group practices have received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and longterm, participative relationships.  Conway Physicians Group (CPG) Carolina Internal Medicine, CPG Aynor Family Medicine, CPG Family Medicine & Urgent Care @ Socastee, CPG Family Medicine @ Towne Center, CPG Internal Medicine @ Myrtle Trace, and CPG Pediatrics @ Carolina Forest have joined CPG Family Medicine @ Bell Street, CPG Internal Medicine @ Creel Street, and CPG Family Medicine @ 11th Ave Aynor as the first Level 3 practices in Horry and Georgetown counties to receive this high level of recognition.

“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 these Conway Physicians Group practices 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 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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