On June 11, Madison Memorial Rexburg Medical Clinic (MMRMC) received recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for their Systematic Use of Patient Centered, Coordinated Care Management process, according to Doug McBride, the Director of Business Development.
McBride said this is not the first time the MMRMC has been awarded this recognition; the first was in 2015. MMRMC is also the first family practice clinic in Rexburg.
“As the award expired, MMRMC [became] committed to transform, to become the first family practice in Rexburg at the 2017 PCMH standards,” McBride said. “Along the way, we participated in the Idaho SHIP grant (Statewide Healthcare Innovation Program) along with several other family practices in eastern Idaho. Not only does this award help ensure best quality care and practice for patients, but it also is recognized by many of our payors in regards to helping ensure our future in the clinic environment.”
To meet the Patient Centered Medical Home quality standards, a facility must meet 40 core requirements and 25 electives.
“These quality measures are worked on side by side with our MIPS measures. We are proud of the quality programs [and] measures that are currently in place for our depression, asthma and diabetes patients chronic care management,” McBride said. “These and others promote the wellness of our community at large, and our patient population in Madison County. Many challenges were faced – Cerner implementation, unplanned FMLA, [and] changes in staffing. Perseverance and hard work paid off.”
The team of professionals that made this award possible include Heidi Riphenburg, Jaime Tanner, Molly Jensen, MMRMC nurses, and MMRMC providers.