TRC again recognized for quality patient-centered care

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The Resource Center’s commitment to the health of its medical patients has again earned TRC recognition from a national organization dedicated to improving health care quality.

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently announced that The Resource Center has 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. The Resource Center earned Level 3 recognition, the highest level granted by NCQA. PCMH recognition is valid for three years. TRC first earned the recognition in 2011, and NCQA granted TRC a second PCMH Level 3 recognition in 2014.

The recognition covers The Resource Center and three providers at its TRC Community Health Center in Jamestown: Dr. Adnan Munir, Medical Director; Dr. Mumtaz Karimi; and Jody DeCastro, Physician’s Assistant.

Seated from left, Dr. Mumtaz Karimi, Dr. Adnan Munir and Jody DeCastro pose with primary care staff at TRC Community Health Center.

Seated from left, Dr. Mumtaz Karimi, Dr. Adnan Munir and Jody DeCastro pose with primary care staff at TRC Community Health Center.

“We are pleased to have such an outstanding team in the primary care office at TRC Community Health Center,” said Heather C. Brown, Assistant Executive Director. “Recognition from the NCQA is just another example of their hard work, commitment and overall dedication to this community and the patients they see every day.”

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 Resource Center has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.”

To earn recognition, The Resource Center 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.

TRC Community Health Center is located at 890 East Second Street.  The practice provides primary medical care to people of all ages.

To find clinicians and their practices with NCQA PCMH Recognition, visit http://recognition.ncqa.org.

About NCQA

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.

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