Monday, May 13, 2013

CoxHealth’s Family Medical Care Center has been recertified as a Patient-Centered Medical Home

The concept of the medical home and a need for coordinated, accessible primary care is a cornerstone of health care reform. The CoxHealth Family Medical Care Center recently became recertified as a level three patient-centered medical home. The clinic was first certified in 2010, and was the first such clinic in southwest Missouri and only the second in the state. 

A patient-centered medical home is a model for care that seeks to strengthen the physician-patient relationship and coordinate care. Medical home recognition is granted by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, and level three is the highest level available. The NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality, and is governed by a board of directors that includes employers, consumer and labor representatives, health plans, quality experts, regulators and representatives from organized medicine. To learn more about the NCQA and Patient Centered Medical Homes, visit