Methodist Family Health Center Granted Highest NCQA Recognition for Medical Home

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Physicians and staff of Methodist Family Health Center – Cedar Hill West were recently granted the highest possible recognition for patient-centered medical homes from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Physicians recognized for their efforts on transforming their practice to meet the needs of their patients are Karen Baker, MD; Michael Marshall, MD; and David Vaughan, MD, all independently practicing physicians on the medical staff of Methodist Health System.

“This recognition is outstanding,” says Melissa Gerdes, MD, ABFM, AAFP, AVP and CMO for outpatient services and accountable care organization strategy at Methodist. “This accomplishment represents a significant amount of work, hours, and commitment to superior patient care.”

In preparation for application for NCQA recognition, both of the Methodist Family Health Centers in Cedar Hill were selected from practices across the North Texas region to join the Texas Medical Home Initiative (TMHI) pilot project. The project attempts to facilitate increased clinical quality and efficiency, improved patient and physician experience of care, and overall care coordination and integration within and among the participating practices. The project will begin with a small scale implementation and expand based upon lessons learned during the first 12 to 18 months.