Published on: 01/23/2018
MIAMI -- The Pediatric Care Center at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has been awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home Program.
The Pediatric Care Center provides outpatient pediatric services for more than 4,000 children annually, including many with special medical needs.
The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home program reflects the input of the American College of Physicians (ACP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and others. It was developed to assess whether clinician practices are functioning as a medical home and recognize them for these efforts.
The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home 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 Pediatric Care Center at Nicklaus Children’s has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care at the right time.”
“The Pediatric Care Center is committed to offering high-quality, patient-centered care. The NCQA recognition is an important measure of our success in optimizing our service to the children and families in our care.” ~ Dr. Amanda Porro, Medical Director of the Pediatric Care Center