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Jan 6, 2015

First Choice Wins 2014 Quality Awards


First Choice earned a Clinical Quality Improver Award of $26,699 for improving on one of more quality measures. First Choice earned the Health Center Quality Leader Award of $47,199 for having the highest performance among all its peers in New Mexico using risk adjusted quartile rankings.

HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced $36.3 million in Affordable Care Act funding was distributed to 1,113 health centers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and seven U.S. territories. The four award categories were: EHR Reporter; Clinical Quality Improver; Health Center Quality Leader; and National Quality Leader.

These funds are to be used for on-going quality improvement activities and resources. Congratulations! to the 15 New Mexico Health Centers who received awards totaling $450,225. For a detailed list of the awards go to: http://www.hrsa.gov/about/news/2014tables/qualityimprovement/awards.aspx?state=nm.

Our Patient-Centered Healthcare Home makes you feel welcomed and cared for by a team that:

  • Knows your health history and goals
  • Communicates effectively with you and with each other
  • Gives you appointments when you need them
  • Coordinates the complexity of labs, prescriptions, referrals and insurance

We go the extra mile to help our patients get help paying for their health care.

  • We assist with Medicaid applications
  • We help patients find insurance on the Marketplace
  • We enroll patients in special programs when they are eligible
  • We provide a discount for services based on family size and income

First Choice Community Healthcare is a 501 c3 non-profit, community-based health center system that provides access to quality, patient-centered, comprehensive health care to all people who need it -- regardless of ability to pay. We are a health center grantee under 42 USC 245b and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 USC 233 (g)-(n).

 

 


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