M3 Clinician Receives NCQA Approval for Its Mental Health Tool; First Tool Approved for Mental Health in the Medical Home Prevalidation Effort

M3 Technology Improves Care and Provides Longitudinal Monitoring Resulting in Better Outcomes

Rockville, MD (PRWEB) October 14, 2013

M3 Clinician was approved this week by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as an approved Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH™) Prevalidation Vendor. M3Clinician is a validated, patient-rated, multidimensional, care coordination tool that screens for behavioral health conditions, including depression, bipolar, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and substance use disorders.

Patients with chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, are twice as costly when their behavioral health conditions are not identified, misdiagnosed, or improperly treated. Preventable costs include medication nonadherence, overuse of emergency rooms, and excessive hospitalizations.

“Lack of mental health resources plagues our healthcare delivery system and costs our nation billions,” said Steve Daviss, M.D., chief medical information officer of M3 Information. “Elevating mental health issues by integrating them into our primary care settings will reduce patient suffering and achieve more efficient treatment.”

Practices using M3 Clinician as their behavioral health technology solution will benefit by receiving NCQA PCMH automatic credit in the approved areas, while being able to better manage their more complex patients, saving money and patient suffering. “By providing software that helps physician practices build the patient-focused, coordinated care infrastructure expected of NCQA patient-centered medical homes, M3 Clinician is helping practices be part of modern health care’s most important transformation,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “Medical homes are the way of the future, and M3 Clinician is helping practices get there.”

About M3 Information, L.L.C.
M3 Information is a Rockville, Maryland, based company creating health information technology solutions to improve the lives of people with mental health and substance use conditions. M3 Clinician, the company’s most popular product, uses secure mobile health and web-based technologies to deliver behavioral health risk assessments and progress tracking information to consumers. The company features WhatsMyM3, a mobile app and whatsmym3.com, an Internet-based screen. Health care providers rely on M3Clinician.com, a browser-based portal and mobile app.

About NCQA
NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations and recognizes physicians in key clinical areas. NCQA is committed to providing health care quality information through the Web, media and data licensing agreements to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices. Visit http://www.ncqa.org for more information.


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