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Brown Clinic receives NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition


The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced Friday, February 8, 2019, that Brown Clinic has once again received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focuses on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships. Brown Clinic is the only physician owned clinic in South Dakota with this recognition.

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

To earn recognition, Brown Clinic demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the medical home. Dr. Hollis Nipe stated “At Brown Clinic, we are honored to receive ongoing recognition from NCQA as part of our continuing mission to bring the highest quality care to our patients and our community."

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