FPA Earns National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care


WASHINGTON, DC –   TheNational Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced today that FAMILY PRACTICE ASSOCIATES of Lexington, KY has received NCQA Recognition as a Patient Centered Medical Home for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, collaborative relationships. 

The NCQA Patient-Centered MedicalHome program reflects the input of the American College of Physicians (ACP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Osteopathic Association, and others.  NCQA standards emphasize the use of systematic, patient-centered, coordinated care that supports access, communication and patient involvement.

“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 FAMILY PRACTICE ASSOCIATES OF LEXINGTON has the tools, systems, and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.”

FAMILY PRACTICE ASSOCIATES OF LEXINGTON has been recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home since 2012 and is proud to once again achieve this honor. Its team of providers and staff have dedicated time, energy and resources to adopting standards that are evidence-based and provide better access and improved communications, in order to achieve the highest level of quality care. 

“Our practice continually strives to put our patients at the center of everything that we do.  We are always investing in resources and changing processes that will deliver more effective care to our patients,” said Dr. Joseph Gerhardstein, President of Family Practice Associates of Lexington,PSC. 

“The entire team of FAMILY PRACTICE ASSOCIATES is committed to helping patients meet their health goals and address barriers that may keep patients from achieving their highest level of care,” said Shannon Riddell, CMA, Population Health Manager.  “Our top priority is to help each of our patients stay healthier longer.” 

About NCQA

NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality.  NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of healthcare 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 healthcare.  NCQA’s website (ncqa.org)contains information to help consumers, employers, and others make informed healthcare choices. 

To find clinicians and their practices with NCQA PCMH Recognition, visit http://recognition.ncqa.org.

About Family Practice Associates of Lexington

Family Practice Associates of Lexington, PSC has served the Lexington community for over 35 years.  With 19 primary care providers, including family practice, internal medicine and pediatrics, FPA provides quality health care in a friendly and compassionate environment for children and adults of all ages.  FPA currently has two locations, one in the Hamburg area and one on Harrodsburg Road.  The providers and staff of FPA are proud to be recognized as a Patient Centered Medical Home and are continually striving to improve the health and outcomes of their patients.