Bend Memorial Clinic (BMC) announced it has received program recognition as a Tier 3 Patient Centered Primary Care Home by the Oregon Health Authority. Tier 3 is the highest recognition a clinic can achieve.
BMC began implementing the region’s first Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH), a model based around proactive, coordinated and preventive care, in January 2010. This team-based model of care, led by a primary care physician, provides continuous and coordinated care to ensure the highest level of healthcare is being extended to the right person, at the right time and in the right location.
“Being recognized as a Tier 3 Patient Centered Primary Care Home by the Oregon Health Authority is an important designation as it shows BMC’s commitment to better managing the health of patients, to improving clinical efficiencies, managing costs and assisting patients in monitoring and managing their chronic conditions,” said Dr. Sean Rogers, BMC’s Medical Director and practicing Internist. “We are proud to have met the criteria to receive this recognition.”
To be recognized as a primary care home by the Oregon Health Authority, a clinic must demonstrate the ability to provide comprehensive services on-site or through a partnership with other providers in the their community, as well as, demonstrate several core attributes including access to care, accountability, comprehensive care, continuity with patients, coordination and integration and be patient and family-centered.