The National Committee for Quality Assurance has awarded AbsoluteCARE Medical Center & Pharmacy NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, nationally recognized clinical standards of care. Both the Atlanta, Georgia and Baltimore, Maryland locations of AbsoluteCARE have attained Level 3 recognition, the highest level achievable.
The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home standards emphasize the use of systematic, patient-centered, coordinated care that supports access, communication and patient involvement. AbsoluteCARE met all the specified requirements for NCQA certification because of its elevated level of accessibility, comprehensive services, effective care management, full-team integration, use of technology, customized care plans, and proven outcomes in terms of quality and safety.
“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 AbsoluteCARE has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.”
“By providing quality, affordable healthcare, as well as social and behavioral counseling to the most at-risk populations and seeing dramatic improvements in patient outcomes” added Alan Cohn, CEO of AbsoluteCARE, “AbsoluteCARE is helping transform healthcare”.
NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations and manages the evolution of HEDIS®, the performance measurement tool used by more than 90 percent of the nation’s health plans.