L.A. Care Practices Earn NCQA Recognition for Patient-Centered Care

December 2013

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has recognized six L.A. Care clinics for achieving Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) status: South Bay Family Health Care, JWCH Institute Inc., Valley Community Clinic, QueensCare Health Centers, and ChapCare community clinics. Family Care Specialists Medical Group, a private practice with a residency training program in the L.A. Care provider network, has also received this distinction. To receive recognition, these practices met standards in the following areas: enhanced access and continuity, identify and manage patient populations, plan and manage care, provide self-care support and community resources, track and coordinate care and measure and improve performance. These practices are a part of L.A. Care’s Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Initiative, which launched in October 2010.