Physicians’ Primary Care of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers said it has been granted a Level 3 designation for the next three years from the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its efforts to use technology to build on-going relationships between doctors and patients.
To earn the distinction, medical practices must meet NCQA standards, including the use of teamwork and information technology to improve patients’ experience of care and reduce costs.
The designation is given to practices that adhere to the NCQA’s medical home model of care, which is believed to raise quality of treatment while reducing costs.
“NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients,” NCQA President Margaret O’Kane said. “Recognition shows that Physicians’ Primary Care of Southwest Florida has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.”
Physicians’ Primary Care of Southwest Florida brings together specialists in family practice, internal medicine, obstetrics, gynecology and pediatrics. It operates offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres.