<h1>The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has announced that Robert C. Byrd Clinic of Lewisburg has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long\u2010term, participative relationships.<\/h1>\r\nThe NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients\u2019 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\u2019s 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.\r\n\r\n\u201cNCQA 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,\u201d said NCQA President Margaret E. O\u2019Kane. \u201cRecognition shows that Robert C. Byrd Clinic has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.\u201d\r\n\r\nTo earn recognition, which is valid for three years, Robert C. Byrd Clinic demonstrated the ability to meet the program\u2019s 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.\r\n\r\nTo find clinicians and their practices with NCQA PCMH Recognition, visit http:\/\/recognition.ncqa.org.\r\n\r\nAbout NCQA:\r\n\r\nNCQA 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\u2019s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS\u00ae) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA\u2019s Web site (ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.