Quality Measure Recognition


Dr. Melva Palacios is currently recognized at a Level 3 Recognition Rating(the highest recognition level) by the Bridges to Excellence Diabetes Care Recognition Program for demonstrating high levels of Diabetes care.

Millions of Americans have some form of diabetes, and millions more cases are undiagnosed. To encourage more effective treatment and management, Bridges to Excellence (BTE) worked with diabetes experts to develop measures to assess and reward superior clinician performance. These measures address a broad range of issues affecting patient health and wellness.

To earn Recognition, clinicians must meet benchmarks on measures such as:

  • Blood pressure
  • LDL levels
  • HgBA1c levels
  • Ophthalmologic and podiatry exams
  • Nephropathy assessment

Those who do will improve overall patient health and well being, while reducing the risk of potentially avoidable complications.

Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)

NCQA’s Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition program is the most widely adopted PCMH evaluation program in the country.  Approximately 13,00 practice (with 67,000 clinicians) are recognized by NCQA.  More than 96 organizations support NCQA Recognition through providing financial incentives, transformation support, care management, learning collaboratives or MOC credit.

The patient-centered medical home is a model of care that puts patients at the forefront of care.  PCMHs build better relationships between patients and their clinical care teams.

Research shows that PCMHs improve quality and patient experience, and increase staff satisfaction-while reducing health costs.  Practices that earn recognition have made a commitment to continuous quality improvement and patient-centered approach to care.  Palacios Family Medicine is currently recognized as a Level 3 Medical Home, the highest level recognition by NCQA standards.


Additional Quality Measures


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