In October 2016, White River Family Practice became re-certified as a Level III Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). This advanced model of primary care emphasizes five principles:
- A patient-centered orientation supporting each patient’s self-care efforts and involvement of patients in the development of their care plans.
- Comprehensive, team-based care to meet the majority of each patient’s care needs including health maintenance, and both acute and chronic care.
- Coordination of care across our broader community’s healthcare system.
- Enhanced access to care
- An organization-wide approach to quality and safety of care emphasizing measurement of care-provision and healthcare outcomes, and ongoing efforts to improve both elements in our practice.