Patient Centered Medical Home
Katy Trail Community Health is recognized as a patient-centered medical home. It is being recognized as a Level Three Patient-Centered Medical Home by The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Katy Trail Community Health is the first in the West Central Missouri area to achieve this distinction. NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations including hospitals, clinics, and insurance companies.
NCQA’s Level Three Recognition is the highest in the organization’s rating scale. To earn a Level Three designation, a practice must score high marks in NCQA’s nine elements of quality care. Some of the elements are: access and communication, patient self-management support, electronic prescribing, and advanced electronic communications.
All three Katy Trail Community Health clinics are recognized by NCQA. The concept of a patient-centered medical home is focused around teamwork, quality care, chronic disease management, and prevention. Instead of only treating a person when they are sick or injured, the medical home seeks to advise and educate to keep its patients healthy.
“Katy Trail Community Health is proud to receive recognition for its medical home at the Sedalia and Warsaw locations,” said Janet Canavese, Board of Directors, President, Katy Trail Community Health. “Since its launch, we have seen how the medical home model allows us to deliver on our promise of personalized care as we partner with the patient and customize their health care experience. The medical home model is healthcare that revolves around the patient.”
Your Healthcare Home Will Help You Reach Your Health and Wellness Goals
You are part of a team!
Primary Care Provider (PCP)- Each patient has the right to select their own PCP. A PCP can be a doctor or a nurse practitioner. You will benefit from an ongoing relationship with your PCP who will provide complete and continuous care.
Healthcare Team- Your PCP leads a team of professionals who, as your healthcare team, will take responsibility with you for your overall health and wellness. Your healthcare team includes your PCP, medical assistant, LPN, behavioral health consultant, care coordinator, case manager, and YOU.
Accessible Care– We are committed to providing you shorter wait times, same day appointments, extended hours, interactive web-based communication and around the clock telephone access to an on-call provider.
Coordination of Care- Your healthcare team is responsible for coordinating your care across all areas of the health system, including specialty care, hospital visits, home health services, school nursing care, and community services.
Evidence Based Care- Your healthcare team is dedicated to improving your quality of care by following the most up-to-date medical treatments.
Planning Your Treatment- You will be asked to participate in the planning of your treatment. We will need from you a complete medical history and information about your care obtained outside of Katy Trail Community Health. We will work with you to set health and wellness goals.
Self Care Support- Your healthcare team will assist you in managing your health by providing self-care plans, tools, educational resources, and on-going support.