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The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that Liberty Resources Integrated Health Care received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition for using evidence-based, consumer-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships.

The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve consumers’ experience of care, and reduce costs. Medical homes foster ongoing partnerships between consumers and their personal clinical professionals, instead of approaching care as the sum of episodic office visits.

Primary Care Medical Director Dr. Farzad Sarmast, along with Joanne Coppola FNP, Kaelyn Tooley FNP, and Carol Kozik FNP, have been nationally recognized for providing outstanding consumer-centered care. Each consumer’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 consumer and provider reported experiences of care.

To earn recognition, which is valid for three years, Liberty Resources Integrated Health Care 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.

About Liberty Resources: As one of Central New York’s most diverse and trusted human service agencies, Liberty Resources is a dynamic and constantly evolving multi-service integrated health care and behavioral health provider organization. Six primary programmatic systems include: integrated health care for mental health and primary care; community behavioral health (substance use disorder, traumatic brain injury, HIV services); integrated care management; intellectual disability services; child, youth, family services; and early intervention services.

Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, Liberty Resources employs more than 1,400 professional staff providing shelter, treatment, assistance, counseling and support to nearly 16,000 individuals and families and operates services across NYS, as well as a significant presence in Texas. Providing an array of services to individuals, children and families, Liberty Resources strives for excellence in all areas – as an employer, service provider, and a corporate citizen of the communities served.

About NCQA: NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA’s Web site (ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.

This was reported by Liberty Resources on March 16, 2018.

Contact Information: Liberty Resources Inc.,1045 James Street, Syracuse, New York 13203; (315) 425-1004; Website: www.Liberty-Resources.org

 1100 13th Street, Northwest, Third Floor, Washington DC, 20005; (202) 955-3500; Website: www.ncqa.org


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