The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine's Department of Family Medicine is proud to announce its University Family Physicians (UFP) Clinic has been awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home Program. NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations.
The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home program assesses whether clinician practices are functioning as medical homes and recognizes them for their efforts. The standards emphasize the use of systematic, patient-centered, coordinated care that supports access, communication, and patient involvement. The program reflects the input of the American College of Physicians (ACP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA) among others.
"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 University Family Physicians Clinic has the tools, systems, and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time."
The University Family Physicians Clinic is a full-service primary care center that provides medical care to an average of 125 patients daily. It serves as the main training site for the next generation of family medicine doctors on the campus of the University of Tennessee Medical Center. The clinic offers a range of services including women's health, sports medicine, behavioral health, preventive medicine, and more. Patients can access in-house X-ray and lab services, same-day appointments for illness and injury, primary care for adults and children, and a full range of maternity support.
"At UFP, we have always functioned as a medical home for our patients, offering full-spectrum family medicine for all ages, including maternity care. Having this recognition from NCQA allows us to highlight that and take advantage of more resources to help our patients meet their healthcare needs," stated Julie W. Jeter, MD. "We are the only primary care office in the Primary Care Collaborative to have this designation and I am proud of our whole practice for achieving this goal."
For more information on NCQA and its Patient-Centered Medical Home program, please visit NCQA.org
For more information on the University Family Physicians Clinic, please visit University Family Physicians Clinic.About National Committee for Quality Assurance
Posted: February 14, 2023
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