UofL Physicians – Family Medicine earns recognition for quality primary care

UofL Physicians – Family Medicine has been recognized for quality primary care by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), becoming one of the first in Kentucky to meet rigorous criteria to earn a Level 3 rating as a Patient-Centered Medical Home.

The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a way of organizing primary care that emphasizes coordination and communication to transform primary care into “what patients want it to be,” according to the NCQA. “Medical homes” can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and improve patients’ and providers’ experience of care.

The NCQA recognizes outpatient primary care practices as Level 1, 2 or 3, with Level 3 being the most difficult to achieve.

“Our family physicians have worked diligently to accomplish our latest recognition of PCMH 3,” said Dr. Diane Harper, chair of the Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine for UofL Physicians. “This recognition is important to our patients by showing them that they have a whole medical team dedicated to their care in one ‘home’ place. It also proves to the insurance companies paying for our patients’ health care that we are efficient, mindful and produce excellent patient health outcomes.”


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