In early 2015, EHN partnered with PCMH University to transform 10 primary care sites to Patient-Centered Medical Homes. The program completed in April 2016 with nine sites submitting their applications to NCQA. All 9 sites received PCMH Level 3 recognition.
Like other health systems around the country, EHN is adapting to the trend of health insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid, paying hospitals and doctors based on the value of the care they provide rather than the volume of services they render. Enhancing primary care services is a pillar of EHN’s strategy. Numerous studies around the country have demonstrated the potential of the PMCH to both improve quality and lower costs.
After a competitive bidding process, EHN chose to partner with the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians (www.gafp.org) and Discern Health (www.discernhealth.com) to support the transformation. EHN is enrolling 10 primary care practices in GAFP’s PCMH University.
Congratulations EHN PCMH University Class of 2015:
- General Internal Medicine at St. Joseph’s – Dipak Vashi, MD
- General Internal Medicine at Emory Midtown – Fred Turton, MD
- Emory Clinic at Decatur – Nick Church, MD
- Integrated mEmory Clinic – Janet Cellar, MD
- Emory Specialty Associates at Sugarloaf – Drew Huber, MD
- Emory Specialty Associates at Eagles Landing – Kennard Hood, MD
- Internal Medicine of Newton – James Stillerman, MD