VIM is proud to be an
innovative and proactive
clinic by listening to the needs of the community to ensure all required services for improved outcomes and completion of treatment plans are provided at no charge to the low income uninsured population. In an effort to provide the highest quality of care, the clinic is in the process of receiving a
Patient-Centered Medical Home Certification
A Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a
model of primary care delivery
recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) to improve access to and the coordination of care for patients. Clinics with a
are organized with an inter-professional team of care managers and health educators to provide patients, particularly those with chronic illnesses, access to tools and resources to improve their overall health. The PCMH is intended to provide more personalized, coordinated, effective and efficient care.
Clinics that achieve NCQA's PCMH Recognition meet
to enhance access and communication, provide patient self-management support, and track coordinated care. The clinic has bee meeting the standards for many years and now will apply for the actual nationally recognized certification.
VIM plans to complete the
18-month long certification process
in January of 2020. Receiving the national certification will validate the quality of care that VIM has been providing for the
last ten years
to low-income families in Luzerne County. There are currently
16 free clinics out of 1,500
that have the PCMH certification.
The clinic recently received
to assist with
obtaining the Patient Centered Medical Home Certification. The original grant was a two-year, $100,000 grant from
which is a
global health organization
that supports individuals affected by poverty. The additional grant was from
Stayed tuned for additional updates on our progress!