WVU Medicine Children’s Pediatric and Adolescent Group Practice recognized by the National Committee


MORGANTOWN — The WVU Medicine Children’s Pediatric and Adolescent Group Practice has received Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

“The Pediatric and Adolescent Group Practice is pleased to get our PCMH recertification. This is a recognition of the dedication and effort of our entire team who aspire to provide the best evidence-based care for our patients,” Janani Narumanchi, M.D., section chief of General Pediatrics and vice chair and medical director of pediatric outpatient and outreach services, said. “This recognition shows our practice’s commitment to maintain the high-quality metrics.”

The patient-centered medical home is a model of care that puts patients at the forefront of care. PCMHs build better relationships between patients and their clinical care teams. Research shows that PCMHs improve quality and the patient experience and increase staff satisfaction — while reducing healthcare costs. Practices that earn recognition have made a commitment to continuous quality improvement and a patient-centered approach to care.

The NCQA PCMH program reflects the input of the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Osteopathic Association and others. It was developed to assess whether clinician practices are functioning as medical homes and recognize them for these efforts. The NCQA PCMH standards emphasize the use of systematic, patient-centered, coordinated care that supports access, communication and patient involvement.

“NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology, and coordinated care focused on patients,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “Recognition shows that the WVU Medicine Children’s Pediatric and Adolescent Group Practice has the tools, systems, and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.”

NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of healthcare 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 healthcare. NCQA’s website (ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers, and others make more informed healthcare choices. NCQA can be found online at ncqa.org, on Twitter @ncqa, on Facebook at facebook.com/NCQA.org, and on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/ncqa.

For more information on WVU Medicine Children’s, visit WVUKids.com.

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