Louisville, KY (PRWEB) July 21, 2015
ONE Pediatrics is the first group of pediatric medical practices in the greater Louisville area to receive Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Designation. The groups had to pass all 10 major elements in order to receive this prestigious designation.
Patient-centered medical homes provide care with an emphasis on the physician-patient relationship. They provide personalized, efficient, and comprehensive care while continuing to emphasize the personal relationship between patients, families, and their physician. Physicians in offices with the patient-centered medical home designation lead care teams that embody these values. This includes meeting the patient’s needs for preventative care, care of chronic medical conditions, 24-hour physician access, providing quick responses to acute illness, and coordination of care with associated subspecialists. One of the main goals of the program is to facilitate the patient’s ability to take a more active role in their care.
“The practice of medicine continues to move towards a focus on quality of care. However, our groups have always focused on quality care for our patients,” said Dr. Maurice “Al” Allgeier of All Star Pediatrics. “We are continually looking for ways to improve our practices and help our patients. It is a promise we have made to our patients, and we are keeping that promise. It is nice to be recognized by NCQA for these efforts and we are honored to receive their highest level of recognition for the excellent care we provide.”
ONE Pediatrics is comprised of some of the premier pediatricians in the region. They have grown successful practices and maintained excellent reputations by always placing their patients and families first.
“One benefit of remaining independent but merging together is that as physicians we can continue to be key decision-makers in our practices. Obtaining PCMH certification was physician driven and required input and work from each of us, as well as experienced office personnel. As part of a merged group, we were able to share resources and ancillary services to better meet the requirements. Being recognized as a PCMH is evidence that we will continue to provide our patients with easy access, increased communication and the latest electronic information technology all while meeting performance and quality measures,” said Dr. Casey Lewis of Pediatrics of Bullitt County.
Six of the seven groups that make up ONE Pediatrics have filed for and received the Level 3 PCMH designation. The seventh group is set to file this summer.
Dr. Rhonda Buttleman of All Star Pediatrics was a key member of the PCMH initiative for ONE Pediatrics. She notes, “ONE Pediatrics strives to give the ultimate care to children as shown by becoming a Level 3 PCMH. In addition to the stringent process of maintaining our standing with the American Academy of Pediatrics, this certification shows our dedication to providing the best care to the children in this community.”
About ONE Pediatrics
ONE Pediatrics is a well-established and highly esteemed, physician-owned private practice comprised of 43 providers from several pediatric groups in Kentuckiana. To date, there are 7 affiliated groups with 10 locations: All Star Pediatrics, East Louisville Pediatrics, Kaplan Barron Pediatrics, Pediatrics of Bullitt County, Prospect Pediatrics, South Louisville Pediatrics, and Springs Pediatrics.
Patient-Centered Medical Home
For more information on Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition, visit the National Committee for Quality Assurance: http://www.ncqa.org