The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), which offers quality designations for practices achieving Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and Patient Centered Specialty Practice (PCSP) recognition, has said that the number of PCSP recognized practices nationwide have grown to 118. North Carolina is home to two-thirds of those.
Being recognized as a PCSP means the practice demonstrates patient-centered care and clinical quality through: streamlined referral processes and care coordination with referring clinicians, timely patient and caregiver-focused care management and continuous clinical quality improvement. North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) Director of Practice Improvement Terri Gonzalez works with practices throughout the state to help them achieve PCMH and PCSP recognition, which can mean higher reimbursement rates through programs like Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina’s Blue Quality Physician Program.
Over the past year, Gonzalez has worked with a large network of ob-gyn practices to help them achieve this valuable designation.
“Without the direct assistance of Terri Gonzalez, NCMS and the Corporate Tool made available for our benefit, we would have found this goal insurmountable. Terri’s weekly workshops were helpful, but her one-on-one communication and in-office assistance proved most beneficial. She was very instrumental in helping us achieve Level 3 recognition with NCQA and we are very appreciative and grateful,” said Eva Ballance, office manager at Wayne’s Women Clinic in Goldsboro.
If you would like more information on how your practice can become PCMH or PCSP recognized, contact Gonzalez or call her at 919-833-3836 x123.