Olathe Medical Services, Inc. (OMSI), a member of Olathe Health System, Inc., recently received the National Committee for Quality Assurance's (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) 2011 Level 3 Recognition for five of its primary care clinics. This is the newest and highest level of recognition awarded by NCQA, the organization that evaluates providers and clinics based on the quality of care given to patients under the Medical Home model.
OMSI is a network of 38 family care and specialty clinics. The first five clinics that submitted for and were awarded NCQA Level 3 Recognition include Associates in Family Care of Olathe, Gardner Family Care, Antioch Family Care, College Point Family Medicine, and Arbor Creek Family Care. OMSI plans to submit the remaining primary care clinics for NCQA review by spring 2013.
"We were one of only two organizations in this area that has achieved a Level 3 PCMH 2011 recognition from NCQA under some very stringent new standards," James Wetzel, MD, Vice President of Physician Services for OMSI, said. "Our entire team has done an outstanding job of training to the standards required to achieve our success."
PCMH is an approach to providing comprehensive primary care to patients of all ages. The focus of a PCMH clinic is to provide a team of healthcare professionals working together to offer a new, expanded type of care using modern technology to the patient's advantage. The team provides personalized and coordinated care, based on the patient's needs, to make sure they get the care when and where they need it.
To learn more about OMSI's PCMH, visit us online at olathehealth.org/PCMH.