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Rockland Pulmonary and Medical Associates Receives Recognition from the PPC-PCMH
Date: 2015-07-15

Rockland Pulmonary and medical associates

Physician Practice Connections®—Patient-Centered Medical Home™  standards emphasize enhanced care through patient-clinician partnership

WASHINGTON, DC—The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) today announced that Rockland Pulmonary and Medical Associates of West Nyack, New York has received Recognition from the Physician Practice Connections—Patient-Centered Medical Home (PPC-PCMH) program for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term participative relationships. 

 

The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a promising model of health care delivery that aims to improve the quality and efficiency of care. PPC-PCMH identifies practices that promote partnerships between individual patients and their personal clinicians, instead of treating patient care as the sum of several episodic office visits. Each patient’s care is tended to by clinician-led care teams, who provide for all the patient’s health care needs and coordinate treatments across the health care system. Medical home clinicians demonstrate the benchmarks of patient-centered care, including open scheduling, expanded hours and appropriate use of proven health information systems. Early evaluations of the PPC-PCMH have shown promising results in improving care quality and lowering costs by increasing access to more efficient, more coordinated care. By avoiding unnecessary hospitalizations and emergency room visits and using evidence-based treatment guidelines, these early results are producing savings for payers, purchasers and patients.

 

“The patient-centered medical home promises to improve health and health care,” said NCQA President Margaret E.

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Internal Medicine
Our staff of eight Board Certified Internists, four Nurse Practitioners and a Physician Assistant is dedicated to providing comprehensive and up to date primary care and preventative medicine for adult men and women. Referrals to appropriate specialists are also provided.
Pulmonary Care
Our Staff of eight board certified Pulmonary Specialists is assisted by four licenced Respiratory Therapists. The office maintains an on-site chest x-ray and three state-of-the-art pulmonary laboratories that provide spirometry, plethysmography, diffusion capacity, airway resistance, oscillometry, and arterial blood gas analysis.
Sleep Services
We are affiliated with the Bon Secours Sleep disorder Institute at Good Samaritan Hospital as well as The Nyack Hospital Sleep Center. Services are offered several nights a week. Consultations and treatment of Sleep disorders are provided by our Board Certified Sleep physicians. We also initiate and manage treatment of sleep disorders including CPAP/BIPAP machines, oxygen, medications and other sleep aids.