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HopeHealth earns NCQA recognition

May 21, 2019

FLORENCE, S.C. – The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently announced that HopeHealth in Lake City, HopeHealth in Kingstree, HopeHealth in Manning, and HopeHealth Pediatrics in Manning have received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition under their 2017 Standards 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. Patient-Centered Medical Homes such as HopeHealth, continuously strive for improved patient-centered access, team-based care, population health management, care management, care coordination and transitions, performance measurement and quality improvement.

“Patient-Centered Medical Homes provide integrated services and coordination for exceptional care while easing the burden of patient navigation through the health care system,” said Yvonne Van Camp, HopeHealth director of corporate quality. “NCQA recognizes patient centered medical home practices and physicians who value quality health care utilizing the latest clinical protocols and ensure the patients receive the best care at the right time.”

To earn recognition under the latest standards, HopeHealth demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements. NCQA’s latest standards required annual attestation, demonstration, and reporting to maintain recognition.

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