The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently recognized AHI as a Partner in Quality, indicating AHI supports practices in pursuit of true practice transformation. This recognition is based on clinical standards established to improve the quality of health care provided.
Transforming a practice to a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) integrates the patient as an active participant in their own health and wellbeing. An engaged patient is cared for by a physician who leads the medical team and coordinates all aspects of patient care using appropriate medicine and technology. The goal of the medical home is to provide better quality care, lower costs and an improved care experience for the patient.
AHI offers PCMH transformation services to assist physician practices with the transformation to a PCMH approach to care. With this new recognition from NCQA, AHI can not only help transform a practice but also help practices become PCMH recognized. This designation allows AHI to offer small, independent practices pursing NCQA PCMH recognition a discount on fees.
In addition to the Partner in Quality recognition, AHI’s RuthAnn Craven achieved NCQA PCMH Content Expert Certification, demonstrating comprehensive knowledge of the requirements, the application process, and the documentation requirements of NCQA’s PCMH Recognition program and can assist physician practices interested in Medical home transformation.
AHI engages practitioners in NCQA recognition through the DSRIP 2.a.ii project. This project is an effort to increase certification of primary care practitioners with PCMH certification and/or advanced primary care models as developed under the NY State Health Innovation Plan (SHIP). Learn more about the AHI PPS DSRIP Project 2.a.ii.
NCQA is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. Visit the NCQA website for more information.