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Bozeman Health Medical Group Earns National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care


Bozeman Health Medical Group Earns National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care
NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home™ standards emphasize enhanced care through patient-clinician partnership

Bozeman, MT [September 27, 2017] – The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced in September that Bozeman Health Medical Group received the highest level (Level 3) of NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships.

The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients’ experience of care and reduce costs. Medical homes foster ongoing partnerships between patients and their personal clinicians, instead of approaching care as the sum of episodic office visits. Each patient’s care is overseen by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across the health care system. Research shows that medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patient and provider-reported experiences of care.

“NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “Recognition shows that Bozeman Health Medical Group has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.”

“Patient-centered care is a key component of the expert, quality care we provide our patients on a daily basis, and this recognition speaks to that dedication and commitment,” stated Dr. James Loeffelholz, president of Bozeman Health Medical Group. “It is just one way we live out our mission of improving community health and quality of life.”

To earn recognition, which is valid for three years, Bozeman Health Medical Group demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the medical home. NCQA standards aligned with the joint principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home established with the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Osteopathic Association.


About Bozeman Health
Bozeman Health is an independent, locally owned and controlled integrated healthcare delivery system serving an eight-county region in Southwest Montana. As a nonprofit organization, governed by a volunteer community board of directors, Bozeman Health is the largest private employer in Gallatin County, with more than 2,000 employees, including 270 medical providers representing 50 clinical specialties. It is our privilege to deliver expert, compassionate health and wellness services across the care continuum, designed to meet the diverse healthcare needs of the communities we serve. Learn more about Bozeman Health at

About NCQA
NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA’s Web site ( contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.

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