|St. Rita’s Family Medicine Practices receive national recognition|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Wednesday, February 27, 2013 1:32 PM|
LIMA — St. Rita’s Professional Services announced that its six family medicine practices are the first in the West Central Ohio Region to be awarded Recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)- Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Program. The recognized practices include: Martz and Martin Family Practice- Lima, Family Medicine Associates- Lima, Primary Care Associates- Lima, Spencerville Physicians, Klass Family Medicine-Glandorf, and Family and Sports Medicine- Ottawa.
“As the region’s leader, St. Rita’s is leading new and transformational methods to help patients access their doctor and for doctors to manage their patient’s care. We’re very proud of our practices and staff for being the first in West Central Ohio to be awarded PCMH Recognition,” Dr. Schumm said.
The Patient-Centered Medical Home program reflects the input of the American College of Physicians (ACP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and others to identify and recognize practices that function as a patient-centered medical home. PCMH measures certain aspects of care including: access and communication; patient tracking and registry functions; care management; patient self-management support; electronic prescribing; test tracking; referral tracking; performance reporting and improvement; and advanced electronic communications.
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