The National Committee for Quality Assurance recently announced that all nine of the Beebe Medical Group primary care practices of Southern Delaware have received Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition.

The recognition is for the practices’ use of evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships.

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.

To earn recognition, which is valid for three years, Beebe Medical Group’s primary care practices demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the medical home.

To find clinicians and their practices with NCQA PCMH Recognition, visit recognition.ncqa.org.