You don’t need to watch many episodes of Grey’s Anatomy or Chicago Med to realize there’s no shortage of abbreviations and acronyms in health care. Terms like BP, CAT scan and STAT, especially STAT – they love that one – are significant components of the dialog. But PCMH is an abbreviation you’re not likely to hear and will probably stump even the most die hard medical drama fan.
PCMH or Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of care that is relationship based and places a great deal of emphasis on coordination and communication. That sounds nice, but what does it really mean for our patients?
The designation of being an NCQA (National Committee for Quality Assurance) certified patient-centered medical home simply means that Lovelace Famly Medicine is considered an advanced primary care practice. We have made a commitment to:
- Enhance access to primary care
- Improve delivery of preventive services
- Help patients make healthy lifestyle choices
- Use the latest health information technology and evidence based practices
- Reduce emergency room visits and hospitalizations
- Improve care coordination
- Provide high quality chronic disease management
Continuity of care is the bedrock of family medicine and is essential for achieving the best health outcomes. Who better to coordinate your care than your primary care provider?
Lovelace Family Medicine is proud to be one of only two patient-centered medical homes in Newberry County. Click here to read more about our PCMH status.