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Jericho Road Family Practice Becomes a Patient-Centered Medical Home
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Jericho Road Family Practice Becomes a Patient-Centered Medical Home

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Jericho Road Family Practice (JRFP) is pleased to announce their recent certification as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. On February 8th, 2011, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) awarded JRFP the highest recognition in Patient-Centered Medical Home standards.

The Patient-Centered Medical Home is a healthcare setting that organizes primary care around patients, tracking care over time and facilitating partnerships between individual patients, families, and physicians. Care is facilitated by registries and health information technology to ensure that patients get indicated care in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.

JRFP is grateful for the sponsorship of Independent Health and the Blue Cross Blue Shield throughout this two-year certification process. With a specific focus on diabetes, hypertension, and hepatitis B, the Patient-Centered Medical Home standards will allow JRFP to better manage the health of the West Side population and track patient trends over time.

This Brett Lawton, Chief Operating Officer, says, “The effort to transform our practice into a NCQA-recognized Patient Centered Medical Home has built upon an excellent pattern of excellent, high quality medical care we have been providing to our patients for 14 years.  It was the impetus we needed to drive us to better use our Electronic Medical Record system and devise strategies to bring us to the next level of quality care among the medically underserved of Buffalo.”

The mission of Jericho Road Family Practice is to provide excellent medical care, regardless of insurance status. JRFP currently serves 30,000 patients a year, the majority of whom are refugee and low-income families in the West Side of Buffalo.

 

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