SMHC Pediatrics in Biddeford Receives NCQA Level 3 Recognition for Patient-Centered Care

January 02, 2017
Southern Maine Health Care’s (SMHC) Pediatrics practice in Biddeford has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for providing Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) care to its patients. 

The Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, better patients’ experience of care and reduce costs. Medical homes foster ongoing partnerships between patients and their clinicians. Each patient’s care is overseen by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across our healthcare system.

“Congratulations to the providers and staff at SMHC’s Pediatrics office in Biddeford for achieving this prestigious and well-deserved recognition at the highest level,” said SVP and Chief Medical Officer Mike Albaum, MD. “It is a tribute to their patient-centered focus and continuous improvement efforts to provide care to SMHC’s patients in the Biddeford community with Excellence. Always.” 

The PCMH designation is given to practices that are using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships. To earn the Level 3 distinction, which is valid for three years, SMHC Pediatrics located at 9 Healthcare Drive in Biddeford demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the medical home at the highest level.

Other SMHC practices that have earned PCMH recognition from the NCQA include:

Level 3
SMHC Family Medicine – Kennebunk
SMHC Internal Medicine – Kennebunk
SMHC Pediatrics – Kennebunk
SMHC Pediatrics - Sanford
SMHC Family Medicine – Saco
SMHC Family Medicine – Sanford
SMHC Internal Medicine - Sanford
SMHC Internal Medicine – Biddeford

Level 2
SMHC Pediatrics – Saco