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TransforMED partners with BizMed to provide medical practices with technology tool to help manage the NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition process

08/28/2012

LEAWOOD, Kan. –TransforMED, a subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians, has partnered with St. Louis-based health information technology and consulting company BizMed to apply technology to the  National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition process.

TransforMED will leverage the BizMed Toolbox, a web-based software platform created by BizMed to provide practices on-demand access to their progress and task completion information associated with the NCQA PCMH recognition process.

Specific features of the PCMH module in the BizMed Toolbox include:
•   Quick practice-assessment tool
•   Collaborative workplace for practice and facilitators
•   Ability to predefine NCQA documentation goals
•   Documentation organizer per NCQA survey tool
•   Tracking tool to record:

  • Project progress – standard, element and factor levels
  • Documentation progress against predefined goals
  • Element-level auto-calculation of points earned

•   Project dashboard
•   Facilitator review tools

TransforMED is an expert in medical home transformation that works with practices on their medical home initiatives, including assistance with the NCQA recognition process. To date, TransforMED has helped 222 sites achieve NCQA's recognition. Of these, 86 percent are recognized at Level 3.

"Practices commonly view the NCQA recognition process as an arduous task on top of the many challenges associated with PCMH transformation," said Dr. Terry McGeeney, TransforMED president and CEO. "The vision of BizMed to develop an online tool to help streamline the process and let practices focus on improving patient care versus paper work is a perfect fit with our commitment to the success of the primary care community."

The BizMed Toolbox PCMH module is preloaded with supporting documents the NCQA requires to achieve recognition. Practices can access the PCMH module through an online portal and upload supporting documentation to be reviewed and assessed by their TransforMED facilitator before submitting it to the NCQA for evaluation.

The PCMH module of the BizMed Toolbox was designed to reduce administrative complexity, save time, trim operational costs and manage the ongoing health care transformation process, according to BizMed Partner Margalit Gur-Arie. Practices can use the PCMH module as a tool to plan their NCQA recognition process, collect their documents in one place, track project progress and task completion, and more importantly, collaborate before submitting documentation to NCQA.

"By working with a visionary organization such as TransforMED, we expect to further streamline the administrative aspect of the NCQA recognition process," Margalit said, "allowing practice staff and facilitators that support them to focus on the actual care delivery model."

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Media Contact:
Scott Stuart
(515) 697-7226
scott.stuart@sigler.com

About BizMed  
BizMed (www.bizmedsolutions.com) provides affordable knowledge and expertise including consulting and software tools that enable physicians to more efficiently manage the regulatory and business aspects of medical practice such as meaningful use of new technologies and transition to patient centered care models. BizMed helps practices with the many changes underway within the health care system and allows doctors to focus on the art and science of medicine.

About TransforMED
The Leawood, Kan.-based TransforMED LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Established in 2005, TransforMED provides ongoing consultation and support to physicians looking to transform their practices to a new model of care that is based on the concept of a patient-centered medical home. TransforMED is an active member of primary care communities and recognizes and supports the unique value that primary care offers to patients and the health care system. TransforMED shares and supports the idealism and altruism of primary care physicians and the strong commitment to their communities and patients through continuing patient relationships and independent decision making. TransforMED offers practices both products and services, including consultation and advice on implementing the patient centered medical home model. To learn more about TransforMED, visit www.transformed.com. Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook.

 

Media Contact:
Scott Stuart
TransforMED
(P) 515.697.7226
(C) 515.441.2324
sstuart@transformed.com

 


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