The Nanticoke Physician Network, part of Nanticoke Health Services, announced it has again received the highest level of recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

All seven Nanticoke Primary Care offices, including the newest office in Delmar, have achieved Level 3 Recognition with offices scoring 96.5 out of 100 points or higher.

The PCMH establishes a partnership between the patient, family, primary care providers, care coordinators, specialists and community service agencies. Working together, this team is able to better manage chronic conditions like diabetes or hypertension; work together to reduce potential health problems; give attention to preventative medicine; and connect patients to resources, even those outside of the primary care practice, to reduce gaps in care.

PCMH recognition is provided through the NCQA, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. Organizations using the NCQA symbol must pass a rigorous, comprehensive review and must regularly report on performance. For consumers, this seal is a reliable indicator that an organization is well-managed and delivers high-quality care and service.

To meet requirements for recognition as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home, the NCQA has established 27 elements and 178 factors grouped into standards of care.

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