The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that Brown Clinic of Watertown, SD has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home™ Recognition, for demonstrating that as a patient’s primary care team, it coordinates and communicates with other care professionals and specialists in a structured and timely manner.
Patient-Centered Medical Home is a roadmap for delivering evidence-based, patient-centered care that focuses on closing care gaps to ensure that relevant patient information is connected with the primary care physician. Its requirements also support communication with secondary providers, for patients receiving long-term specialty care.
“NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition expands best practices in the delivery of high-quality care by connecting care across the medical home neighborhood,” says 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, while ensuring that care is communicated clearly and efficiently with the team of clinicians charged to manage their overall health.”
To earn recognition, which is valid for one year, Brown Clinic earned the necessary scores across five standards and their corresponding elements.