When Oswego Health opened its second primary care practice in Fulton in 2021, its vision was to be the region’s first choice for quality care. The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has just recognized both practices — located at 98 N. Second St. and 522 S. 4th St. — as patient-centered medical home programs.
The NCQA patient-centered medical home standards emphasize the use of systematic, patient-centered, coordinated care that supports access, communication and patient involvement. It was developed to assess whether clinician practices are functioning as medical homes and recognize them for these efforts.
“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,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “Recognition shows that Oswego Health’s PrimeCare practices in Fulton have the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.”