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The Highest Level Patient-Centered Medical Home

Jan 03, 2019

Newburgh, NY (December, 21st  2018) – Cornerstone Family Healthcare is proud to announce it has once again been awarded recognition by The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH).  The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home standards emphasize the use of systematic, patient-centered, coordinated care that supports access, communication and patient involvement.   It recognizes physician practices prioritizing the physician-patient relationship, coordinating care for patients across multiple settings, and engaging in a team approach to improve patient care.

 

“The active, on-going relationship between a patient and a clinician in medical homes fosters an all-to-rare goal in care: staying healthy and preventing illnesses in the first place.” said Cornerstone Family Healthcare President & CEO Linda S. Muller.

 

“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 Cornerstone Family Healthcare has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.”

 

Our medical home program has excelled at improving access to care, communication, and the quality of care patients receive.  According to Dr. Avi Silber, Chief Medical Officer of Cornerstone Family Healthcare, “We have utilized our electronic health records to track test results, follow patient referrals, identify patients in need of follow up care for ongoing medical problems, and to reach out to patients who would benefit from more aggressive health care management.”

 

Cornerstone provides more than 45,000 adults and children in our region with their comprehensive health care.  Last year, we provided primary and preventative health care services totaling more than 250,000 patient visits. Our staff of more than 560 employees includes over 50 Board Certified/Board Eligible Physicians, and Dentists, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners, a large nursing staff, phlebotomists and laboratory professionals, and social work and counseling staff.

 

About NCQA

NCQA is a private, nonprofit 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 website (ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices. NCQA can be found online at ncqa.org, on Twitter @ncqa, on Facebook at facebook.com/NCQA.org/ and on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/ncqa.

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