September 24, 2020 – The U.S. Health Services and Resource Administration (HRSA) recently announced that Quality Improvement Awards (QIA’s) have been awarded to 1,318 health centers across nearly all U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia. Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), health centers will use these awards to improve the quality, efficiency, and value of the health care they provide.
These awards recognize the work that health centers do to address health priorities by designating health centers that ranked in the top 1-2% in one or more key areas—behavioral health, diabetes prevention and management, and heart health—as National Quality Leaders. The top 30% of health centers that achieve the best overall clinical performance receive designation as Health Center Quality Leaders. These awards also recognize health center achievements in other areas, including improving cost-efficient care delivery while also increasing quality of care, reducing health disparities, increasing both the number of patients served and patients’ ability to access comprehensive services, advancing the use of health information technology, and delivering patient-centered care.
As a Health Center Quality Leader, Cherry Health achieved the best overall clinical performance among all health centers at the Gold Level (top 10%) for clinical quality measures (CQMs) in 2019.
Cherry Health is being recognized for achievements in the following categories:
- Health Center Quality Leaders :Achieved the best overall clinical performance among all health centers at the Gold Level (top 10%) for clinical quality measures (CQMs) in 2019.
- Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality Awards:Recognized health centers that utilized five HIT services and/or telehealth services to increase access to care and advance quality of care between 2018 and 2019.
- Achieving Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition: Recognized health centers with patient centered medical home (PCMH) recognition in one or more delivery sites.
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