The primary care provider uses evidence based medicine protocols and clinical decision support tools to guide medical decision making and to ensure that the patient receives the highest quality of care. The Electronic Health Record (EHR) and other information technology, such as a secure online patient portal, are used to improve communication and patient education.
Medical homes foster ongoing partnerships between patients and their clinicians, instead of approaching care as a series of office visits. By using a “whole-person” approach, patients actively participate with their provider in decision making and give feedback on whether their expectations were met. Our ultimate goal is to provide excellent care in the right place, at the right time and in a manner that best suits the patient’s needs.
Patient-Centered Medical Home – Level 3 Certified
Certification as a Patient Centered Medical Home is done by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Research from NCQA has shown that a PCMH can lead to higher quality and lower costs in addition to improving the experiences of the patient and provider.
To achieve Level 3 certification, Family Practice Associates of Lexington demonstrated that it has the tools, systems and processes to provide its patients with high quality care, focused on improving outcomes and meeting the patient’s needs. We are proud to be named as one of the few Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Homes in Central Kentucky!