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Vidant Medical Group practices earn national recognition for patient-centered care

December 11, 2017 by Erica Mizelle

GREENVILLE, NC—The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently announced that for the first time the following Vidant Medical Group (VMG) practices have received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition:

Vidant Family Medicine – Aurora

Vidant Family Medicine – Chocowinity

Vidant Family Medicine – Pinetops

Vidant Family Medicine – Washington

Vidant Internal Medicine – Washington

Vidant Internal Medicine – Edenton 104

Vidant Internal Medicine – Edenton 105

Vidant Internal Medicine – Greenville

Vidant Pediatrics – Tarboro

NCQA bestows this distinction—which is valid for three years—to practices that demonstrate using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and longā€term, participative relationships.   

“We engaged patients and families on this journey and see the positive impact of collaboration on improved health outcomes,” said Debra K. Thompson, DNP, FNP-BC, vice president of care transformation for Vidant Health. “I am proud of the clinic teams for embracing the medical home model and continuing their work to improve the care provided to people in eastern North Carolina.” 

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. 

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About NCQA

NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA’s Web site (ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices. To find clinicians and their practices with NCQA PCMH Recognition, visit http://recognition.ncqa.org

About Vidant Health

About Vidant Health Vidant Health is a mission-driven, 1,447-bed health system that annually serves more than 1.4 million people in 29 eastern North Carolina counties. The not-for-profit system is made up of 12,000 employees, eight hospitals, home health, hospice, wellness centers, and Vidant Medical Group, a multi-specialty physician and provider group with more than 420 providers in more than 80 practice sites in eastern North Carolina. Vidant is affiliated with The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. As a major resource for health services and education, Vidant has a mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina. For more information, visit www.vidanthealth.com.

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