National Committee for Quality Assurance’s New York State Patient-Centered Medical Home™ standards emphasize enhanced care through patient-clinician partnership.
Garnet Health Doctors has received the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) New York State Patient-Centered Medical Home (NYSPCMH) recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term patient relationships.
“This puts our medical group among a select few practices nationwide to be recognized for its ongoing commitment to advancing quality, patient-centered healthcare, and lets people know that we have the tools, systems and resources to provide patients with the right care, at the right time,” said Dr. Gerard Galarneau, President of the Garnet Health Doctors.
Garnet Health Doctors’ Pediatric practices in Liberty and Middletown and the Bethel Primary Care practice have received this prestigious distinction from the NCQA and are now certified as NYSPCMHs. Certification is valid for one year.
These offices join Garnet Health Doctors’ Primary Care offices in Callicoon, Livingston Manor, Middletown, Monroe and Monticello, which are all currently recognized NYSPCMH practices.
What this means for our patients
The NCQA PCMH is a model of care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients’ experiences, and reduce costs. Certified practices foster ongoing partnerships between patients and their care providers. Patient care is overseen by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across the healthcare system.
Patients who are treated in PCMH certified practices tend to receive preventative services and screenings at a higher rate than patients not treated in PCMHs, helping to keep them healthy.
NCQA standards are aligned with the joint principles of the PCMH established with the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Osteopathic Association.
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 is committed to providing health care quality information for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and researchers.