Updates from Cindy
NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition
On May 22 Alliance Medical Ministry received Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Congratulations and thanks go out to the staff and volunteers for their dedication in transforming their clinic into a nationally Recognized Patient-Centered Medical Home.
Annual Outcomes Grant and Top Performer Awards
Thanks to those members that participated in Section D of the Annual Outcomes Survey. Tracking and measuring health gain outcomes is an integral part of the survey and greatly contributes to the free and charitable clinic story. Section D of the survey provides members with the opportunity to enhance their quality of care and strengthen their positions as safety-net providers.
Participating members are eligible to receive an Annual Outcomes Grant and possible Top Performer Award, due to the generosity of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. The grants and awards will be going out to eligible members this month.
Top Performers Awards go to the following:
Members that provided primary care services and placed within the top performance for both diabetes and hypertension outcome metrics:
Diabetes Hemoglobin A1C Poor Control was
11% for reported diabetic patients, and
Controlling High Blood Pressure for reported hypertensive patients was
Community Health Services of Union County – Monroe,
Scotland Community Health Clinic – Laurinburg, and
St. Joseph Primary Care – Raleigh
Awards also go to two unique members that did not provide predominate primary care services but demonstrated their distinctive value by creating project objectives that measured patient and/or community impact based on number of patients impacted, meeting target goals and strength of goals.
Senior PharmAssist -Durham, and
Shelter Health Services – Charlotte
Congratulations to these Top Performers!
NCAFCC Accreditation Program
Due to the COVID-19 crisis the NCAFCC Accreditation Program is being revised as follows:
All currently accredited members whose status expired, or is due to expire March – December 2020, are being given a 6-month extension from their expiration dates to re-apply for accreditation status.
The NCAFCC Accreditation Program is being developed into a digital platform that will be made available to the membership this summer.
All members seeking accreditation status (new or re-application) will submit a digital version of their NCAFCC Accreditation Manual per the Accreditation Program standards/indicators.
Accreditation reviews and site visits will be performed by virtual meetings.