The Toledo Clinic Earns National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care
Patient-Centered Medical Home™ standards emphasize enhanced care through
WASHINGTON, DC —The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) today announced that 27 Toledo Clinic Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pediatric offices have received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long ‐ term, participative relationships.
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.
“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 The Toledo Clinic has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.”
To earn recognition, which is valid for three years, practices at The Toledo Clinic 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.
“The Toledo Clinic is committed to providing quality, access and value for our patients. This award—along with recognition from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid services for one of the top quality scores in the Midwest—demonstrates that we are getting results,” said Ian Elliot, the President of The Toledo Clinic.
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About The Toledo Clinic
The Toledo Clinic currently has over 270 independent physicians and associated healthcare professionals practicing in almost 40 medical and surgical specialties. The Toledo Clinic has a main campus located at 4235 Secor Road in Toledo, as well as satellite offices serving patients over the entire Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan regions. The Toledo Clinic’s Secor Road location consists of three buildings that include on-site ancillary services such as an imaging center, pharmacy, laboratory/pathology and physical therapy along with a state-of-the-art, newly remodeled outpatient surgery center. For more information please visit www.toledoclinic.com .
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.