Kaiser Permanente recognized for our approach to health care

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NCQA recognitionHow do you know the health plans you recommend will provide outstanding employee care? Health care ratings help. One such rating organization is NCQA —the National Committee for Quality Assurance —a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality.

On March 31, 2017, NCQA recognized all 25 Kaiser Permanente Washington medical offices as Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Homes. Level 3 is the highest recognition given, and our medical offices have maintained Level 3 status since 2010.

What is a Patient-Centered Medical Home?

A patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a model of care that puts patients at the center of their care. This means our medical offices offer exceptional practices to make sure our patients receive the best care available, based on the latest scientific research. It also means our patients’ treatments and care are coordinated among all providers involved in their care.

What does Level 3 recognition mean?

Level 3 is NCQA’s highest recognition for integrated and coordinated care delivery NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home program reflects the input from national family physician and pediatric groups.

“From our own performance measurement and benchmarking, we know we provide some of the best care available,” said Joe Smith, Vice President of Marketing, Sales, and Business Development at Kaiser Permanente Washington. “It’s nice to receive an independent validation from the NCQA confirming that we are doing so on the basis of market wide data.”

What does this mean for your clients and their employees?

Research shows that a Patient-Centered Medical Home approach improves patient care and reduces costs. That means your clients and their employees will save on health care. Workers will miss less work and companies will minimize lost productivity. With Kaiser Permanente Washington, your clients have a better way to take care of business.