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For Immediate Release: TOP PERFORMING CHIROPRACTORS IDENTIFIED / NCQA

TOP PERFORMING CHIROPRACTORS IDENTIFIED, PARTICIPATING IN NATIONAL PATIENT-CENTERED CARE PROGRAM

This week, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) launched its newest program, Patient Centered Connected Care Recognition.  The program responds to the growing number of choices available to consumers selecting care beyond a traditional primary care physician.

GLEN BURNIE, MD — The Yalich Clinic of Glen Burnie™ has identified high performing doctors of chiropractic, who are leading the way for improved patient outcomes in a patient-centered care model, to participate in the Patient-Centered Connected Care™ Recognition, a program launched today by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

In an effort to promote improved working relationships between medical and chiropractic providers, program training focuses on integrated shared care planning, with providers working together for the best outcome for the patient. A growing number of choices are available for healthcare consumers in selecting care beyond a traditional primary care physician. Patient-Centered Connected Care™ recognizes this fact and ambulatory care providers that communicate and connect with other primary care providers as they deliver care to shared patients.  Involved in this new recognition program are the doctors, physical therapist and staff of the Yalich Clinic in Glen Burnie. It has been a long time coming

 

“I am very excited to bring even more value to patient care through this process”, says Dr. Alan K. Sokoloff, Owner and Clinic Director of the Yalich Clinic of Glen Burnie for over 28 years; “We have always been on the cutting edge of communication and collaboration of health care with referring and other providers.  But as health care delivery enters into a new phase of accountability, it is our goal to be a resource to the practices and partner with them on this journey”.

Value is important in the health care system. Insurance payers and states are increasingly rewarding practitioners who provide improved patient care and cost savings. The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model of care—one in which care is centrally coordinated and tracked by one primary care provider—has become the standard by which primary care can achieve better patient care and lower costs.

“The American Chiropractic Association applauds the NCQA for their willingness to include chiropractic physicians in their newly developed Patient-Centered Connected Care Recognition program. Patient-centered, evidence-based, value-driven health care delivery is rapidly becoming the model of care preferred by both private and public payers. Best Practices Academy and the chiropractic practices listed above are to be commended for their collective foresight.” Anthony W. Hamm, DC, FACO, ACA President

The Patient-Centered Connected Care™ Recognition Program aligns with that model. Sites that demonstrate they follow NCQA Patient-Centered Connected Care standards are positioned to earn an NCQA seal.

Already, 35 organizations representing 76 ambulatory care sites across 23 states are pursuing NCQA Patient-Centered Connected Care Recognition. They have committed to complete the program requirements by January 31, 2016. One of the only Maryland based chiropractic / physical therapy group in the US is the Yalich Clinic of Glen Burnie.

 

About the Yalich Clinic of Glen Burnie

The Yalich Clinic of Glen Burnie has been providing quality chiropractic care and physical therapy to the residents of Maryland for over 28 years.  Working closely with primary care groups, specialists including but not limited to orthopedists, neurologists and pain management specialists.

 

About NCQA

NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. For over 25 years, NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA’s Web site (ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.

 

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