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Improving Our Primary Care

improving_our_primary_carePrivia Health, LLC (“Privia”), a national physician practice management and population health technology company, announced September 1 that 56-provider Central Virginia Family Physicians (CVFP) and 24-provider Medical Associates of Central Virginia (MACV) will join Privia Medical Group, one of the largest clinically integrated, high-performance networks in the nation, currently operating in six states with over 1,400 providers, and caring for over 3 million patients.

“We selected to partner with Privia Medical Group because we believe they will enhance our mission to both provide and support quality-driven, cost-effective healthcare that is reliable and patient-centered. This partnership will allow us to combine our primary care expertise with Privia’s extensive skills and resources in technology, care coordination, and performance management to improve our care for patients. This will also provide a boost to our continued focus on quality and affordable healthcare in our communities,” Shawn Crawford, CEO of CVFP Medical Group.

“As physicians, we strive to achieve the objectives of great quality of care, increased patient satisfaction while managing costs for the benefit of our patients. We are very excited to announce that Medical Associates of Central Virginia will be partnering with Privia Medical Group to support our physicians and our patients in our quest to deliver the highest quality care. Privia will allow us to have access to state of the art medical technology, enhanced clinical support and will provide us with the tools necessary to provide even better medical care for patients that we serve,” said Daniel Horton, MD, President Medical Associates of Central Virginia.

Central Virginia Family Physicians was formed in 1993 by a group of family practice physicians who recognized that the practice of medicine was undergoing some dramatic changes and that these changes posed significant challenges to smaller practices. The physicians joined together, centralizing the business of running a practice, and today CVFP includes nine family practice offices, as well as
a laboratory, diagnostic center, and three immediate care centers in Lynchburg, Va. Medical Associates of Central Virginia similarly responded to the challenging healthcare shifts, growing into a provider group that includes internal medicine, infectious diseases, integrative medicine, developmental pediatrics, and endocrinology teams.

“We’re excited to work with CVFP and MACV, two practices that are cornerstones in Central Virginia.” said Jeff Butler, Founder and CEO of Privia Health. “CVFP, MACV, and Privia will work to together to develop a more effective healthcare delivery system in the Lynchburg, Va. market, one that supports physicians and enables higher quality and more comprehensive care to the patients they serve.”


About Privia Medical Groupprivia_thumb

Privia Medical Group, a national, high-performance medical practice, combines technology, team-based care, and unique wellness programs, to help leading doctors better manage the health of their populations. Privia Medical Group is a multispecialty practice, with a large number of primary care physicians and medical specialists that manage patients with high-cost chronic disease. Our medical group enjoys close partnerships with many leading national payers, with reimbursement programs that reward our doctors for improving outcomes and delivering high-value care.


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CVFP Medical Group is an established independent practice consisting of over 50 primary care providers. Eight of CVFP’s primary care practices have earned level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition from the National Center for Quality Assurance (NCQA). In addition, NCQA recently awarded two of CVFP’s immediate cares with Patient-Centered Connected Care™ Recognition. These physician-led care teams provide for every patient’s health care needs and coordinates care across the health care system. CVFP is committed to serving their patients and community by practicing the highest quality medical care with the greatest degree of unity and value to the patient while creating an engaged team environment dedicated to enhancing the patient experience.


About Medical Associates of Central Virginiamedical_associates_thumb

Medical Associates of Central Virginia (MACV) is an independent medical practice comprised of physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the specialties of internal medicine, family practice, endocrinology, infectious disease and integrative medicine. MACV was recently recognized by the NCQA as a level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home. MACV also participates in clinical research on behalf of pharmaceutical companies. MACV provides infusion therapy clinical services for its centers in Danville, Roanoke, Charlottesville, and Lynchburg. MACV physicians provide Medical Director services for a number of skilled nursing homes in Lynchburg and surrounding counties. MACV physicians and staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality adult medicine care as evidenced by clinical outcomes and results.


About Privia Health

Privia Health LLC, based in Arlington, VA, is a national physician practice management and population health technology company that partners with leading doctors to keep people healthy, better manage disease, and to reward providers for delivering high-value care. Through its high-performance physician group (Privia Medical Group), accountable care organization (Privia Quality Network), and population health management programs, Privia works in close partnership with forward-thinking health plans and national payers to better align reimbursements to quality and outcomes. Privia’s proprietary cloud-based technology platform, combined with an innovative approach to patient engagement and physician-driven wellness, focuses on building a better healthcare delivery system and creating a healthier patient population.

Stop Waiting Around!

CVFP Medical Group’s Immediate Cares now feature a convenient appointment scheduling process and virtual waiting room experience at their immediate care centers located at Airport Plaza and Lakeside Drive.chp-ds-na-062616final

The centers are using ClockwiseMD, a solution that allows patients to reserve a spot in line and receive real-time information about wait times.
Clockwise MD offers:

  • Online Sign-In: Patients can choose an appointment time and track their place in line.
  • Proactive Communication: Automated communications with patients via text, email, or voice allow patients to stay notified before their visit.
  • Enhanced & Informed Waiting Experience: Walk-in and self-scheduled patients can easily view current wait times and queue order.

Currently, CVFP Immediate Cares – Airport Plaza and Lakeside Drive centers are live with the Clockwise MD Tool. The new CVFP Immediate Care in Madison Heights, opening in August, will also utilize this time-saving solution!

Airport: 14005 S. Wards Road, Ste. A

434-239-0132

Lakeside Drive: 2137 Lakeside Drive

434-845-4175

 

Central Virginia Family Physicians Earns National Recognition

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

March 23, 2016

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Cindy Peña (202) 735-3690
Matt Brock (202) 955-3518

CENTRAL VIRGINIA FAMILY PHYSICIANS EARNS NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR
CONNECTED CARE

NCQA Patient-Centered Connected Care™ Recognizing Trusted Partners for Patient care

 

WASHINGTON, DC—The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) today announced that CVFP Immediate Care – Airport Plaza of Campbell County and CVFP Immediate Care – Lakeside Drive of Lynchburg has received NCQA Patient-Centered Connected Care™ Recognition, for demonstrating that it connects the care it delivers back to its patients’ primary care team in a structured and timely manner.

NCQA Patient-Centered Connected Care Recognition is awarded to sites that provide outpatient care for patients experiencing acute/episodic illness, but do not act as the patient’s primary care provider. The program is a roadmap for delivering evidence-based, patient-centered care that focuses on closing care gaps to ensure that relevant patient information is connected with the primary care physician. Its requirements also support communication with secondary providers, for patients receiving long-term specialty care.

“NCQA Patient-Centered Connected Care Recognition expands best practices in the delivery of high-quality care by connecting care across the medical home neighborhood,” said NCQA president, Margaret E. O’Kane. “Recognition shows that CVFP Immediate Care sites have the tools, systems, and resources to provide its patients with the right care while ensuring that care is communicated clearly and efficiently with the team of clinicians charged to manage their overall health.”

To earn recognition, which is valid for three years, CVFP Immediate Care sites earned the necessary scores across five standards and their corresponding elements.

The standards examine:

  • Connecting with primary care: The site connects with and shares information with patients’ primary care providers, and helps them find a primary care provider if they don’t have one.
  • Identifying patient needs: The site directs patients to appropriate providers, when necessary.
  • Patient care and support: The site uses evidence-based decision support in care delivery, collaborates with patients to make care decisions and delivers culturally and linguistically appropriate services.
  • System capabilities: The site uses electronic systems to collect data and execute specific tasks.
  • Measure and improve performance: The site systematically monitors performance and carries out activities to improve clinical outcomes and patient experience.

For more information:

http://www.ncqa.org/Programs/Recognition/Practices/PatientCenteredConnectedCare.aspx

About NCQA

NCQA is a private, nonprofit 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 (ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers, and others make more informed health care choices.

About CVFP

Central Virginia Family Physicians is an established independent practice with nine regional family practice offices and two immediate care facilities. CVFP is committed to serving their patients and community by practicing the highest quality medical care with the greatest degree of unity and value to the patient while creating an engaged team environment dedicated to enhancing the patient experience.

More information regarding CVFP is available at www.cvfp.net.


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Forest doctor earns Lynchburg Academy of Medicine service award

Amy Trent

Dr. Thomas W. Eppes, Jr. has been awarded the Lynchburg Academy of Medicine’s 2015 William H. Barney Distinguished Service Award.
The annual award recognizes a member of the Lynchburg Academy of Medicine who has distinguished himself or herself through service to the Academy, to organized  medicine and to the larger community.

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Did an Orca bite your hand off? There’s a new medical code for that.

Amy Trent

Finger lacerations are so much messier than they used to be.

Yesterday, there was one medical code to indicate that a patient had a finger laceration.

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The Doctor Will See You Now at a New Lynchburg Medical Partnership

Amy Trent

The doctor will see you now at a new Lynchburg medical partnership

More than 200 people showed up Tuesday to tour part of Liberty Mountain Medical Group’s new full-service primary-care clinic on Wards Road. The clinic, which can handle an estimated 180 patients daily, is the result of a partnership between the Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Central Virginia Family Physicians.

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Liberty Mountain Medical will Open June

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Check out what The News & Advance had to say about our up-and-coming full-service primary care clinic on Liberty Mountain!

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LU Partners With Local Practice To Open New Community Clinic

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LU Partners With Local Practice To Open New Community Clinic.

On June 15, Lynchburg, VA – The Lynchburg medical community is about to get a larger addition, with the opening of the new Liberty Mountain Medical Group. The new office is a partnership with Central Virginia Family Physicians, something Dr. Ronnie Martin says is important to the school.

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Dr. Ronnie Martin, D.O. of the Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine says the school chose to reach out, rather than compete with local practices, saying “Medical schools, traditionally, are viewed as somewhat predatory. We’ve decided we’d rather partner with the existing practices, augment and supplement.” Dr. Thomas Eppes at CVFP says the partnership will take a lot of the challenges of starting a new practice out, saying “It’s really hard to build to kind of build the practice “de novo”, without anybody giving any input, or billing, or those kind of things.”

Eppes says he’s very pleased the school chose Central Virginia as the practice to partner with. “You can choose to re-invent the wheel, or you can say ‘Hey, there’s someone doing it well, and I’ll choose to work with you’, and that’s what they chose to do.” says Eppes.

The new Liberty Mountain Medical Facility will be opening on Wards Road in Lynchburg at the end of the month. Dr. Martin says the new facility will provide students with a great learning experience. For patients, it will allow easy access for x-rays, blood pressure checks, and everything in between.

Eppes says students working with doctors from CVFP are a partnership that will benefit patients, and help shape the next generation of medical professionals. “Medicine is one of those things-you have to have patients to understand the process. You’ve gotta touch, feel, and see and interact with patients to become a good physician.”

Dr. Martin emphasized this does not affect the school’s relationship with Centra, saying Centra has been and will continue to be a fantastic partner for Liberty students. As for this new facility, the school says they’ll be ready for a soft opening at the end of the month.


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Lynchburg area now has 13 nationally certified medical homes

Amy Trent

The greater Lynchburg area now boasts 13 nationally certified patient-centered medical homes.

On May 1, Centra’s Lynchburg Internal Medicine and Central Virginia Family Physician’s Appomattox, New London, Piedmont, Forest, Monelison, Rustburg and Timberlake family practices received the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s highest level of Patient-Centered Medical Home approval possible — level 3 certification.

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New Program to Weave Popular Clinics into Network of Patient-Centered Care

WASHINGTON, DC — Today the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) launched its newest evaluation program, Patient-Centered Connected Care™ Recognition. The program responds to the growing number of choices available to consumers selecting care beyond a traditional primary care physician.

Patient-Centered Connected Care™ recognizes ambulatory care providers that communicate and connect with primary care providers as they deliver care to shared patients. As more Americans receive care in nontraditional settings—retail-based clinics, urgent care centers, onsite employee health and school-based clinics—coordination of care often suffers.

 

Value is important in the health care system. Payers and states are increasingly rewarding practitioners who provide improved patient care and cost savings. The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model of care—one in which care is centrally coordinated and tracked by one primary care provider—has become the standard by which primary care can achieve better patient care and lower costs.

The Patient-Centered Connected Care Recognition Program aligns with that model. It creates a roadmap for how sites delivering intermittent or outpatient treatment—but do not act as a primary care provider for a majority of its patients—can fit into the medical home neighborhood. Sites that demonstrate they follow NCQA Patient-Centered Connected Care standards are positioned to earn an NCQA seal.

“I commend organizations who adopt this model,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “Patient-Centered Connected Care Recognition is a giant leap to reform health care delivery because it includes ambulatory care settings as well as other medical providers outside of primary and specialty care in the connected and coordinated care community.”

Program Requirements

Sites that meet the following standards can earn the NCQA seal:

  • Connecting With Primary Care: The site connects with and shares information with primary care providers.
  • Identifying Patient Needs: The site directs patients to appropriate providers, when necessary.
  • Patient Care and Support: The site uses evidence-based decision support in care delivery, collaborates with patients to make care decisions and delivers culturally and linguistically appropriate services.
  • System Capabilities: The site uses electronic systems to collect data and execute tasks.

Measure and Improve Performance: The site systematically monitors performance and carries out activities to improve clinical outcomes and patient experience.

Learn more about the program here or call 202-609-8346.

Already, 35 organizations representing 76 ambulatory care sites across 23 states are pursuing NCQA Patient-Centered Connected Care Recognition. They have committed to complete the program requirements by January 31, 2016. They include: Affinity Health Group, LLC dba Affinity Health Management Center; Alcester Chiropractic*; Arkfeld Advanced Chiropractic, LLC*; Best Practices Academy; Brookings Chiropractic Center*; CVFP Immediate Care Division; Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin; Cigna Corporation; CityMD; Coram-Selden Chiropractic; CoxHealth; Dr. Roger D. Prill Jr & Dr. Craig A. Pickart*; Dr. Elizabeth C. McMunn, OD; First Chiropractic Center (FCC)*; Fogel Chiropractic Clinics*; Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic; Forest Hill Rehabilitation Center; Greater Lawrence Family Health Center SBHCs; Immediate Care of Southern New Hampshire; InterMed, P.A.; Konstant Chiropractic Clinic*; Madison Chiropractic Center, PC*; MEDCare Urgent Care; Mitchell Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center, PC*; Northeast GA Physician Group; PM Pediatrics; Prevea Health; Sandia National Laboratories Health, Benefits & Employee Services; Summit Orthopedic Home Care; Watson Clinic; Urban Health Plan SBHC; WellSpan Medical Group; Whittier Street Health Center; Yalich Clinic

*Engaged through Best Practices Academy, LLC

About NCQA

NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. For over 25 years, 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 (ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.

HEDIS® is a registered trademark of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).


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For Immediate Release

March 13, 2015
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Redefining CVFP: Transforming the Look & Feel of Primary Care
Forest, VA – As Central Virginia Family Physicians (CVFP) strives to transform the delivery of primary care through Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition initiatives, CVFP is mirroring its transformation with a new look. CVFP is working towards achieving Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition in seven of its eight regional practices. CVFP’s Staunton River location has already been awarded Level III PCMH Recognition from The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes which 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. Each patient’s care is overseen by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across the health care system. Health navigators are key players of the care team and are being placed in each office. “Our Health Navigators help patients schedule appointments, provide health education and refer to community support programs, such as disease management programs for diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions, as well as lifestyle management programs, such as tobacco cessation, weight reduction, and stress management programs,” said Shawn Crawford, CEO of CVFP.

Amongst the PCMH initiatives, CVFP has also added a number of resources to further enhance the patient experience to include: a new patient satisfaction survey tool, a patient portal, and a patient experience manager. The survey tool provides real-time, patient feedback CVFP can use to improve its daily practices. The patient portal allows 24/7 online access to their personal health information and providers’ office. The patient experience manager is actively working to promote a culture of patient-centered care that emphasizes outstanding service and compassion. “CVFP is focused on transforming the patient experience from the inside, out. Positive internal changes are directly and positively impacting our patients,” said Lauren Bennett, Patient Experience Manager.

“We believe that the future of medicine is integrated care that is centered and focused on quality proven, cost-efficient primary care. Our goal is to show our patients we’ve not only transformed our look, but have positively transformed the delivery of their care.” said, Dr. Thomas Eppes, President of CVFP.

CVFP is an established independent practice with eight regional family practice offices and two urgent care facilities.

Lauren Bennett
434.660.9696
1111 Corporate Park Drive, Suite D
Forest, VA 24551
www.cvfp.net
lbennett@md-resource.com