Four Ellis Medicine Primary Care Practice Locations Recognized as Highest Level Patient-Centered Medical Homes by NCQA
Arcadia Healthcare Solutions Supports Ellis Transformation with Clinical Analytics and In-Practice Coaching Support
BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arcadia Healthcare Solutions, a leading provider of data-driven quality improvement solutions for health systems and health plans, today announces that four of Ellis Medicine’s primary care locations have received Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Level 3 recognition is the highest achievable recognition level for a medical group. NCQA’s Patient-Centered Medical Home program recognizes physician practices that prioritize the strengthening of the physician‐patient relationship, coordinate care for patients across multiple settings, and engage in a team approach to improve patient care.
“Putting patients at the center of their care and encouraging them to play an active role on their care team is critical to achieving better health for patients and our healthcare system.”
“A ‘Medical Home’ is a team approach to providing personalized, comprehensive healthcare for each patient,” said Dean Limeri, MD, FACP, FAAP, medical director of Primary Care at Ellis Medicine. “Putting patients at the center of their care and encouraging them to play an active role on their care team is critical to achieving better health for patients and our healthcare system.”
Applying for recognition is a complex and time-intensive process, often taking practices with limited staff time and resources more than a year to complete. Arcadia supported this effort by providing on-the-ground coaching and technology tools needed to deliver effective, efficient team-based care. Guided by Arcadia’s PCMH transformation management tool, the PCMH Accelerator, and the Arcadia Analytics platform, the Ellis practices received in-practice coaching to define and implement policies and procedures outlined by the guidelines as set by NCQA.
"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to support a forward-thinking organization like Ellis through the PCMH transformation process," said Michael Meucci, director of transformation and improvement at Arcadia Solutions. "We have been working with organizations across the country, making recognition more manageable, and supporting data-driven transformation in the practice. Arcadia not only guides providers through the process of transforming into a PCMH, but also minimizes the overhead associated with transformation, allowing care teams to focus on what they do best: deliver improved care quality and outcomes to their patients."
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 is committed to providing health care quality information for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and researchers.
About Ellis Medicine
Ellis Medicine is a 438-bed community and teaching healthcare system serving New York’s Capital Region. With four campuses – Ellis Hospital, Ellis Health Center, Bellevue Woman’s Center and Medical Center of Clifton Park – Ellis Medicine provides a lifetime of care for patients. Follow Ellis Medicine on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. Learn more at www.ellismedicine.org.
About Arcadia Healthcare Solutions
Founded in 2002 and headquartered outside Boston, with offices in New York, Seattle, and Nashville, Arcadia Healthcare Solutions is an innovative and nationally recognized leader in the healthcare technology and services industry. Arcadia provides services and technology for EHR Outsourcing and Consulting; Data Integration and Population Analytics; and Care Delivery Transformation and Coaching. With a focus on both healthcare provider and payer solutions, Arcadia has a unique cross-industry perspective on using data to drive healthcare transformation. For more information, visit www.arcadiasolutions.com.