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GettyImages173719823.jpgAt Mid Dakota Clinic, we’re proud to be the healthcare providers you know and trust. We’ve earned our patients’ trust over the years and we renew that promise every day by the high quality of patient care we provide.

We recently ensured our quality of care by having our primary care services assessed by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) based on a model called Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), and we earned Level 3 Recognition, the highest level of recognition possible, for our primary care clinics. We are the first clinic in Bismarck, ND to receive this recognition. Three of our four primary care clinics also achieved distinction in patient experience reporting.

62_PCMH_RGB.jpgThe four primary care clinics that earned NCQA PCMH Level 3 Recognition are:
  • 9th & Rosser Main Clinic
  • Gateway Mall Clinic
  • Gateway Mall Pediatrics
  • Kirkwood Mall Clinic

NCQA is the leader in health care accreditation. NCQA is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to assessing and reporting on the quality of healthcare organizations. From physicians to insurance providers, organizations all around the country work with NCQA.

What is a Patient-Centered Medical Home?
A “Patient-Centered Medical Home” (PCMH) is how health care is delivered to patients. PCMH is a health care model that facilitates partnerships between individual patients and their personal providers (as well as the patient’s family, when appropriate). This model puts the patient at the “Center” of care and surrounds the patient with a care coordination team led by a Primary Care Provider (PCP). It’s a way to give the patient better, more personal care at no additional cost.

Health care quality means getting the right care in the right amount at the right time.
  • Right care—This means treatments that science shows actually work
  • Right amount—Not getting enough of the care you need is a problem of “too little.” Getting treatment for a condition that goes away on its own is an example of “too much”. Getting multiple scans from doctors who don’t share information is an example of overuse too.
  • Right time—Timing matters because often the best treatment is care that keeps you from getting sick in the first place.

Learn more about PCMH from this emmi® video.