As your Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), SOS is committed to transforming the delivery of primary care to our patients by strengthening the relationship between our patients and providers, and coordinating your care with a team that is committed to your health care needs. The result will be more personalized, coordinated, effective and efficient care. You are the most important member of our team, and we will help you get healthy, stay healthy and coordinate the services that are right for you.
About PCMH Recognition
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients’ experience of care and reduce costs. Medical homes foster ongoing partnerships between patients and their personal clinicians, instead of approaching care as the sum of episodic office visits. Each patient’s care is overseen by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across the health care system. Research shows that medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patient and provider reported experiences of care.
“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 SOS has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.”
To earn recognition, which is valid for three years, SOS demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the medical home. NCQA standards aligned with the joint principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home established with the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Osteopathic Association.