– Eden Health earns National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition.
– PCHM recognition underscores Eden Health’s trailblazing role as a tech-enabled primary care delivery model.
– PCMH is widely regarded as the highest quality recognition that exists for primary care.
Eden Health, which delivers primary care in the workplace, near the workplace and virtually, announced it has earned the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition. The result of a year of rigorous evaluation by the country’s premier healthcare quality assurance organization, the recognition is based on Eden Health’s innovative care delivery model that puts patients and their experience first. PCMH is widely regarded as the highest quality recognition that exists for primary care.
Understanding The PCMH Model
At its core, the PCMH model is an evidence-based framework for moving toward an era of accountable, cost-conscious, coordinated care and away from traditional fee-for-service reimbursements. Patient treatment is coordinated through primary care providers to ensure patients receive necessary care when and where they need it. The model emphasizes enhanced access to care, continuous communication between primary care providers and specialists, and a focus on the patient as a whole person. The PCMH model ultimately aims to transform primary care into a highly patient-friendly model.
The Bigger Picture
Earning PCMH recognition is difficult. And In a marketplace saturated with claims of high-quality healthcare, it’s a road none of One Medical, Carbon Health or Crossover have taken. This might suggest different visions in what a new wave of primary care providers believe primary care should look like and how it should be delivered.
Eden Health believes that there are no shortcuts in bringing accountable, cost-conscious, coordinated care to patients everywhere, which is why it underwent the rigorous, year-long process to be recognized as a PCMH. Eden Health believes that that fundamental, lasting change in healthcare must be addressed first at the primary care level.
A fast-growing alternative to traditional primary care models, Eden Health provides companies like Harry’s, Emigrant Bank and Newscred, with an app-accessible Care Team that offers companies and their employees 24/7 virtual care, same-day in-person appointments at Eden Health medical offices, mental health services and insurance navigation.
Why It Matters
“Our goal at Eden Health is to fundamentally change how primary care is delivered, including shortening the time it takes to see a provider, ensuring that patients and providers have enough time to discuss the full spectrum of patient concerns and giving patients the choice to see a provider in person or virtually via the Eden Health app, ” said Matt McCambridge, CEO, and Co-founder of Eden Health. “Earning recognition from the NCQA as a Patient-Centered Medical Home demonstrates commitment to our mission to do what’s right for our patients. We believe that highly accessible, high-quality primary care aligned with consumer preferences is the path forward.”
The company recently raised $10M in Series A funding in late February led by existing investor Greycroft. Existing investors PJC, 645 Ventures, Max Ventures and Company participated in the round along with new investors Convene, Aspect Ventures and Brand Foundry.