Ellis County Hope Clinic earns national recognition for patient-centered care Share:Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Posted in Ellis County on August 20, 2015 by Staff Report Submitted photo. Hope Clinic celebrated its recent attainment of NCQA PCMH Recognition with a luncheon for staff members.WASHINGTON, DC — The National Committee for Quality Assurance announces that Ellis County Coalition of Health Options (dba Hope Clinic) has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition 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. 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," NCQA President Margaret E. O'Kane said. "Recognition shows that Hope Clinic has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.""We are honored to receive such a prestigious recognition," Hope Clinic CEO Paul Begnoche said. "Our commitment remains very strong in providing the best possible care for our patients."To earn recognition, which is valid for three years, Hope Clinic demonstrated the ability to meet the program's key elements, embodying characteristics of the medical home. NCQA standards aligned with the joint principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home established with the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Osteopathic Association.To find clinicians and their practices with NCQA PCMH Recognition, visit http://recognition.ncqa.org.About NCQA NCQA is a private, nonprofit 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's Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA's website (ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices. You may also be interested in readingHope Clinic awarded additional federal fundingHope Clinic announces its newest cliniciansHope Clinic to open Ennis site on March 9Hope Clinic announces additional cliniciansCongressman Joe Barton files for re-electionECSO Explorer Capt. Colten Prater accepted into National Leadership AcademyECSO Explorer Sgt. Shelby Snodgress accepted into National Leadership AcademyHope Clinic presents award to Congressman Joe BartonCOLUMN: Listening to you at Home, Working for you in WashingtonPresident finally orders flags at half-staff to honor Chattanooga victims ← Screams Job Fair on Saturday, August, 29Saturday: Glenn Heights Back-to-School Bash → You must log in to post a comment.