Oncology practices have a unique relationship with patients:
They provide the principal long-term care of those in active cancer treatment, often taking on the role of primary care providers.
The Urology Cancer Center was the first cancer center in the U.S. NCQA certified for Patient Centered Oncology Medical Home.
Earning NCQA Recognition shows that The Urology Cancer Center has undergone a rigorous review of its capabilities and is committed to delivering whole-person, evidence-based care and support to its patients.
Oncology Medical Home Recognition emphasizes team-based care, care coordination, care management, quality improvement and population health, all with the goal of creating a better relationship with the patient. The Oncology Medical Home model has been shown to improve quality while reducing costs and improving the patient experience.
In addition to meeting or exceeding national standards NCQA establishes for specialty practices, The Urology Cancer Center met or exceeded oncology-specific elements:
- Quality improvement.
- Establishing oncology practice responsibilities
- Providing comprehensive health assessments.
- Following evidence-based pathways.
- Coordinating patient-centered support during treatment.