HealthLinc Valparaiso has been recertified as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). Patient-Centered Medical Homes provide comprehensive and coordinated care that includes allowing patients to have a voice when decisions are being made about their health care and treatment.
To achieve PCMH status, the clinic had to meet an extensive set of standards as outlined by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The Valparaiso clinic was renewed under the 2017 guidelines which include meeting all 40 core criteria and earning 25 credits in elective criteria across 5 of 6 concepts.
The Concepts are Team-Based Care and Practice Organizations, Knowing and Managing your Patients, Patient-Centered Access and Continuity, Care Management and Support, Care Coordination and Care Transitions, Performance Measurement and Quality Improvement.
The HealthLinc clinics in East Chicago, Mishawaka, Michigan City, Porter Starke and Knox will be eligible for renewal in 2020. The HealthLinc Sound Bend clinics will begin the PCMH certification process in the next year.
“Being certified as a Patient-Centered Medical Home closely aligns with the core values and vision of HealthLinc as an organization,” states Beth Wrobel, Chief Executive Officer. “It is important to us that our patients know they will be respected, treated fairly, and given equal access to care, regardless of their source of payment.”
For more information about the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCHM) status level, contact Jodie Wexelberg at (888) 580-1060 ext. 2966 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HealthLinc, Inc. (www.healthlincchc.org) is a not-for-profit Federally Qualified Health Center that provides primary medical, dental, and behavioral health services to people of all ages regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. HealthLinc clinics are located in Valparaiso, Valparaiso Porter-Starke Services, Michigan City, Knox, Mishawaka, South Bend, and East Chicago, and accept Medicare, Medicaid, Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP), some commercial insurance plans, and uninsured patients on a sliding-fee scale based on their income.