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Health

Primary Care Joliet earns national recognition

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Committee for Quality Assurance recently announced that Primary Care of Joliet and Wilmington has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Level 3 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.

To earn recognition, which is valid for three years, Primary Care of Joliet 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, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics and American Osteopathic Association.

To find clinicians and their practices with NCQA PCMH recognition, visit recognition.ncqa.org.

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