Valley Medical Group is pleased to announce that its primary care practices have been recognized as Patient-Centered
Medical Homes by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The VMG practices achieved level-3 recognition, the highest level of recognition conferred by the NCQA.
“A patient-centered medical home is a medical practice in which the physician and his or her team provide care coordination, enhanced communication, and accessibility to their patients, and work to transform the practice into ‘what patients want it to be’,” said David Strassberg, M.D., Chief of Primary Care Services for VMG.
In this model, each patient’s care is overseen by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across the health care system. Medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patients’ experience of care.
“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 Valley Medical Group has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.”
Valley Medical Group (VMG) is a multispecialty group practice comprising doctors and advanced practice professionals representing more than 30 medical and surgical specialties. VMG brings together doctors who practice at The Valley Hospital, Valley’s Blumenthal Cancer Center in Paramus, eight urgent/primary care centers, and community-based practices. VMG joins The Valley Hospital and Valley Home Care as the three entities that form Valley Health System. For more information please visit www.ValleyMedicalGroup.com.