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Release Date: 3/25/2015

Albuquerque, N.M. — Optum Pediatrics Journal Center location has been awarded level 3 recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) for using evidence-based,  patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, collaborative relationships in early February. The Gibson location received Level 2 recognition in May 2014, along with the Rio Rancho location in Aug. 2011 and re-recognized in  Sept. 2014.
The NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. 
“Being acknowledged as a Patient-Centered Medical Home verifies how dedicated we are to providing our patients with the high-quality health care they deserve,” said John Good, M.D., medical director for Optum Pediatrics.
Medical homes can serve to promote higher-quality care and lower costs, and they can improve patient and provider-reported experiences of care, according to the NCQA.
“Optum achieved this recognition as a result of our commitment to teamwork,” said Dr. Good. “It brings me tremendous pride to work for a company that values the doctor-patient relationship and remains focused on the continuous improvement of health care delivery.” 
About Optum
Optum is a local physician-led, multi-specialty medical group. The company offers comprehensive health care services backed by nearly 40 medical and surgical specialties and 18 locations throughout  Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. Optum recently merged with Optum HealthCare Partners LLC, a nationally recognized leader for its pioneering work in coordinated care. For more information about Optum, please visit or call  1-505-262-7000. Additionally, follow us on Twitter (@abqhp) and ‘like’ us on Facebook (facebook/abqhp).


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