The Weekly Dose 18

Lauren Bennett is joined by Dr. Thomas Eppes to continue conversations on more recent COVID-19 news and variants!

The Weekly Dose 17

Lauren Bennet is joined by Dr. Laura Robert to talk all things Women’s Health including yearly screenings, vaccines, and more!

The Weekly Dose 16

Lauren Bennett is joined by Dr. Joanna Thomas to talk about kids going back to school, working with college students, sports physicals, and much more on this episode of The Weekly Dose!

Staunton River early closing 8/19

Our Staunton River location will be closing at 3:30 today due to a maintenance issue.  We apologize for this inconvenience and will be reaching out to patients to reschedule any appointments impacted by this closure.  We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to resolve this issue!

The Weekly Dose 15

Lauren Bennett is joined by Dr. Thomas Eppes to talk about the COVID Variants, the vaccine, and much more!

The Weekly Dose 14

Lauren Bennett is joined by Dr. Thomas Eppes to begin to tell the history of medicine in this week’s episode of The Weekly Dose!

The Weekly Dose 13

Lauren Bennett is joined by Dr. John Carmack to talk about Men’s Health, Wellness Checks, AAA Screenings, Lung Screenings, Vaccines, and more on this episode of The Weekly Dose!

 

The Weekly Dose 12

On this week’s episode of The Weekly Dose, Lauren Bennett is joined by Dr. Thomas Eppes to talk about COVID variants, side effects, the mask rules still in effect, and the importance of getting vaccinated.

The Weekly Dose 11

Lauren Bennett is joined by Walk-In-Care Immediate Care’s Nurse Practitioner, Sheri Moore, to talk some of the common summertime problems that so many people face!

The Weekly Dose 9

Lauren Bennett is joined by Deborah Elliot to talk about your skin, what kind of sunscreen to use, and some of the checks you can do on your own skin on this week’s episode of The Weekly Dose!

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Lauren Bennett is joined by Dr. Beth Goff to walk us through what we should know about our lab results on this week’s episode of The Weekly Dose!

The Weekly Dose 7

Lauren Bennett is joined by Dr. Jarett Dodd to talk about the No Scalpel Vasectomy on this week’s episode of The Weekly Dose!

The Weekly Dose 6

Lauren Bennett is joined by Dr. Mark Kleiner to talk about The Burden of Alcohol on this week’s episode of The Weekly Dose brought to you by CVFP Medical Group!

The Weekly Dose 5

Lauren Bennett is joined by Dr. John Kelly to talk about Mental Health Awareness Month, symptoms of anxiety, and what are some good ways to seek out help on this week’s episode of The Weekly Dose!

The Weekly Dose 4

Lauren Bennett is joined by Dr. Keith Metzler who is a Walk-In Care Physician at CVFP to talk about virtual visits, what can be treated in a virtual visit, will virtual visits stick around after COVID, and more on this new episode of The Weekly Dose!

The Weekly Dose 3

Lauren Bennett is joined by CVFP Appomattox physician, Dr. Teddy Brose, to talk about Lifestyle Medicine, the CHIP program, the Walk with A Doc program, and some tips and tricks for eating right & making lifestyle choices in this week’s episode of The Weekly Dose!

Here’s the link to the Walk with a Doc page and Facebook page, Dr. Brose mentions during the segment!

Covid-19 Vaccine Scheduling

If you are a CVFP and/or Walk-In-Care patient and have not received your Covid-19 vaccine and are still seeking it, please call your primary care office or our WIC-Wards Road location (434-239-0132) to be scheduled. We have exhausted our digital waitlist and are now able to schedule on demand. Click here for a listing of our locations for easy access to your PCPs phone number! Happy scheduling 💉 💪

 

 

The Weekly Dose 2

Lauren Bennett is joined again by Dr. Tom Eppes of CVFP Medical Group to talk about COVID Vaccines as well as taking some listener questions! Dr. Eppes also gives the history behind Medical Gloves in this week’s segment of Say What?!

The Weekly Dose

Something exciting is happening…we’re getting our own radio show every Saturday at 1p on 105.9 WLNI!

On The Weekly Dose, we will talk about the latest and greatest health trends and hear from local, medical experts. Each week, we’ll discuss topics to help you learn how you can attain better health for a better life! Email wlni@cvfp.net with the health topics or questions you want answered!

#ICYMI – Here’s the debut episode:

Lauren Bennett is joined by Dr. Tom Eppes of CVFP Medical Group to talk about COVID-19 as well as the legalization of marijuana in Virginia in this debut episode of The Weekly Dose!

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Lynchburg Heart Walk

For the fifth year in a row, CVFP is sponsoring the American Heart Association’s Lynchburg Heart Walk!  If you’d like to contribute to our fundraising efforts, go to: CVFP’s HeartWalk Site

We’ve got nothing but LOVE for our 2021 Heart Walkers!

 

 

C-19 Phase 2

We are continuing to follow the VA Phased Roll-out Plan and just entered Phase 2 on April 6th.   Everyone, 16 and older, who lives or works in the Central Virginia Health District is now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine (Please note:  Patients 16+ are eligible for Pfizer and 18+ are approved for Moderna).

The best way for you to let us know you are still actively seeking the vaccine is to sign up on our waitlist.  If you do not have a cellphone and/or an email address, please contact your primary care location to let them know you would like to be placed on their waitlist.

 We are currently being allocated Moderna and Pfizer versions of the vaccine and have not received word as to if and when we might receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.  We continue to thank you for your cooperation and patience as we work to vaccinate our community!

If you are a non-CVFP patient and are still actively seeking the vaccine, please visit this website to learn more on how you can get vaccinated.

C-19 Clinic Volunteers

The Central VA Health District and local EMS are seeking volunteers to assist with vaccine clinics across the region.  If you have an interest in becoming a Central Virginia Vaccine Center volunteer, please fill click on the link below to fill out the application form:

Central VA Vaccine Volunteer Form

Thank you in advance for your willingness to serve our community!

Phone Scam Alert

We have heard recent reports from patients who received calls from someone impersonating healthcare-related companies.  The caller is typically looking to obtain information like patients’ Medicare insurance information and social security numbers under the guise of needing to “update their records” in order to file or log vaccines, order unnecessary durable medical equipment, etc.

If the call feels suspicious at all, hang up and call your doctor’s office to confirm if this type of information is really needed by your healthcare provider. We will always identify ourselves as calling from CVFP Medical Group and will also identify ourselves as such when you call into our office(s).  We are committed to protecting your health information and want you to be extremely vigilant and cautious when providing it.

If you think you have been a victim of any kind of a phone scam, please report it to the organizations shown below:

  • The Federal Trade Commission is the primary government agency that collects scam complaints. To send a report to the Federal Trade Commission, visit https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/#/ or by phone at 1-877-382-4357.
  • Report suspected Medicare fraud, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users can call 1-877-486-2048
  • If you have had money stolen from by the scammers, report it to your local law enforcement agency.
  • Report caller ID spoofing to the Federal Communications Commission online at https://consumercomplaints.fcc.gov/hc/en-us or by phone at 1-888-225-5322.
  • If you have been a victim of identity theft, visit https://identitytheft.gov/ for information on how to report it.

How are we handling vaccine distribution?

We are currently following the Virginia Department of Health guidelines for vaccine distribution.  We have a large number of patients in each category defined by VDH.   Our Care Centers are working through patient rosters and wait lists that patients have signed up indicating they want the vaccine.  We then schedule patients as the vaccine supplies become available.

Due to the strict parameters of the vaccine storage/handling and variance in number of doses available per vial, if patients don’t show up for their vaccine or if we draw an “extra” dose from a vial, we must administer missed/”extra” doses in a time-sensitive manner.  We do our best to designate these vaccines based on our patient rosters and waitlists, but we may administer the missed and/or “extra” vaccines to patients who are physically in our offices for other reasons to ensure we don’t waste any doses.  We needed to use a system to ensure we were not missing anyone or duplicating efforts, so we initially chose to go down our senior patient roster alphabetically.  Why, because we view all persons 65 and over to be high risk.  To the best of our ability, we tried to go alphabetically so the teams could divide and conquer scheduling as we only had a short window to coordinate these clinics.

As each site is trained on administering vaccines, we are utilizing our patient waitlists to coordinate in-office clinics.  Our ultimate goal is, and has been, doing our very best to vaccinate as many patients as possible, as quickly as possible while remaining compliant and coordinating them in a way to where our teams can best manage who has received the vaccine and who still needs to so we can remain efficient in this process.

This is a difficult situation and we are trying our best to navigate vaccine distribution.  With over 26,000 seniors, we would say they all are critical and our efforts were to focus on them first, but the governor’s office has indicated we now also look at essential workers.

While we have been primarily focused on our senior population, receiving supplies of only 300-500 doses per week and needing to ensure administration of both first and second doses, we are finding this process is going to take quite some time – without the addition of essential workers.

At the direction of the governor’s office, though, we will soon begin taking half of our supply and allocating it to essential workers, which will continue to extend the timelines for vaccinating our senior patients.  The addition of essential workers to our protocol is expected to begin next week.

We appreciate your patience during this challenging time and will continue to do our best to ensure we are administering vaccines as quickly as we receive them.   Please continue to call our hotline # and/or access our website and social media pages for the most-up-to-date information.

COVID Vaccine Clinic

Saturday morning, we had the pleasure and privilege of vaccinating 338 CVFP patients from all across the region! While we had originally planned on vaccinating upwards of 900 patients Saturday, we only received 100 doses and supplemented our supply with 200 more from our local partner, Centra. As you have likely seen in the news, there is a limited quantity of vaccines being allocated to healthcare providers, and we believe this limited supply will continue through February.

We are taking every effort to provide communication to our patients and community, as this fluid situation evolves. Our COVID hotline (434-321-5545), website, in-office signage, and patient portals are being updated as quickly as new information develops. In addition to our patient rosters, we have also added the feature of a waitlist to enroll patients actively seeking the vaccine. Patients do NOT have to sign up for the waitlist, rather it is another tool for us to utilize to mass communicate & schedule patients with texting capabilities as the vaccines become readily available.

Please bear with us, as we are attempting to schedule and administer vaccines as quickly as we receive them. While we recognize the current Phase VA is in, we have to do our best to prioritize the delivery of these vaccines. CVFP has over 28,000 patients that are 65 and over. Getting 300-500 doses per week is clearly not enough to meet the current demand. As we continue to receive vaccines and information, we will continue to keep you posted! In the meantime, we celebrate the small wins and privilege we have to vaccinate as we are able!

Nurses and staff of the Central Virginia Family Physicians network in Forest, Va., prep and administer COVID-19 vaccinations during community clinic event on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. Image by Chris Breedlove (LUCOM Marketing).

C-19 Vaccine Update

We now have a COVID Hotline!

Call 434-321-5545 to hear the most updated information regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine and how you might obtain yours.

In addition to our COVID Hotline, we also have a Covid-19 Vaccine Waitlist!

While patients do NOT have to sign up for the waitlist, this tool will allow us to mass communicate & schedule patients with texting capabilities as vaccines become more readily available.

We are currently attempting to schedule patients within Phase 1b. We anticipate that vaccinating everyone on our waitlist and patient rosters will continue well into the year. If you have the opportunity to get vaccinated elsewhere sooner, we encourage you to do so!

PLEASE DO NOT call our care centers in an attempt to make an appointment for the vaccine, as we are methodically contacting patients in order to maintain a system and order to our process.  Vaccine allocations are still limited, so we are not able to schedule  on-demand at this time.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience!

VDH Phase 1b Information

Central Virginians Gain Greater Access to Clinical Trials

Javara, an Integrated Research Organization (IRO) that focuses on increasing patient access to clinical trials, and Central Virginia Family Physicians (CVFP), a family medicine focused healthcare group and a member of Privia Medical Group, a national physician organization, have partnered to offer industry-sponsored, outpatient clinical trials to CVFP’s patients.

“This partnership helps us expand our efforts to deliver high quality, cost efficient care by working to prevent, detect and treat conditions that affect millions of Americans each year,” said Mark Kleiner, MD, a Family Medicine Physician at CVFP Forest.

Physicians at CVFP will lead cutting-edge clinical trials providing volunteer opportunities that best fit the patients’ needs and interests. As an Integrated Research Organization (IRO), Javara ensures clinical trials are a readily accessible part of patient care options. The partnership between Javara and CVFP means Central Virginians will have more access to the clinical trials that bring cutting-edge therapies to patients.

“Integrating clinical research operations in CVFP care centers exemplifies their dedication and commitment to clinical trials being a viable option for patients,” said Sam Cable, Senior Director of Clinical Operations at Javara. “CVFP and Privia Health are known for connecting patients with resources to power their health and giving them control over their care and we are honored to expand resources through clinical trials to Virginians.”

Before a new drug or device can be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for broad use with patients, they must be proven to not only be safe, but effective as well, through clinical trials. Access to clinical trials has often been limited to academic medical centers and a small number of physician practices with prior clinical trial experience. Javara brings that access to CVFP, allowing research opportunities to be available to an increased number of physicians and patients by putting the infrastructure in place to conduct cutting-edge clinical trials.

About Central Virginia Family Physicians

Central Virginia Family Physicians is an established independent practice with seven regional family practice offices, three immediate care facilities, a main lab, diagnostic center, sports medicine clinic, and student health center. They are committed to their vision of serving patients and being a positive change in healthcare by delivering high quality, cost-effective healthcare services while also providing a great patient experience.  More information regarding CVFP is available at www.cvfp.net.

About Javara

Javara, a U.S based Integrated Research Organization (IRO), brings clinical trial participation direct to point of care– for both providers and patients. Together with their top tier healthcare partners, they directly reach patients and healthcare providers; bringing the right trial to the right patient and the right provider at the right time. www.javararesearch.com

C-19 Vaccine

We are actively working with the VA Dept of Health to secure vaccines for our team members, as well as our patients. While we are in the current phase of vaccinating our frontline workers, we have not yet received word as to when we can anticipate the next shipment of vaccines for public distribution.  Once we have this information, we will publicly market our ability to vaccinate patients with information on how you can obtain yours.  Please note, we will also be reaching out to patients directly by way of the patient portal and email.  Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks!

Happy Retirement, Dr. Wright

Thank you, Dr. Kim Wright, for 27 years of loyal dedicated service to us and your patients!  Wishing you a happy and healthy retirement!

Helpful COVID-19 Resources

We’ve searched and found the most helpful COVID-19 resources for you!

Click on the following for links to access the most-up-to-date information:

COVID INFORMATION:
CDC COVID-19 Link
Symptoms of Coronavirus
VA Dept Health FAQs
Testing
VDH COVID-19 Daily Dashboard

VACCINE INFORMATION:
CDC COVID Vaccines
VDH COVID Vaccines

COVID TESTING & ACCESSING RESULTS:
If You Are Sick
When to End Isolation/Quarantine
Isolation/Quarantine Calculator
Accessing Results via Patient Portal
-Once logged in, click on “MyHealth/Test Results”

 

Inclement Weather Delays

Most of our offices will be opening on time, except for the following:
CVFP – Staunton River will be closed today.
Liberty Mountain Medical Group opening at 10a

Someone will be reaching out to reschedule your appointment if during the time of delay or closure. Stay safe and warm out there!

Happy Retirement, Dr. Gregg Albers

Dr. Gregg Albers of CVFP-Monelison officially retired from Family Medicine Friday, October 30th!  While Dr. Albers practiced in Lynchburg for many years at Light Medical before joining CVFP in 2018, we are happy to have had him on our team for his final, three years of practice.

Dr. Albers directed Liberty University Health Services for 27 years and began Light Medical in 1987. Dr. Albers also authored four books and numerous articles about health care, politics and education, and has spoken across the country at national and local meetings. Dr. Albers was the Chairman for the Liberty Godparent Foundation, the Chairman of the Liberty Christian Academy Board, and taught DLP classes at Liberty University, and is still involved with the music ministry of Thomas Road Baptist Church.

We thank Dr. Albers for his many years of service to our local community and wish him a Happy & Healthy Retirement!

Millions in Medicare Savings by Privia Health

CVFP Medical Group is pleased to announce its success as a participant in one of the nation’s highest-performing accountable care organizations (ACO), Privia Quality Network (PQN). Privia Health’s ACOs across the national PQN delivered quality care and improved patient outcomes, achieving shared savings of $57 million through the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).

We are proud to be a part of the Privia Quality Network, which aligns with our vision to serve and be a positive change in healthcare by delivering high quality, cost-effective healthcare services while also providing a great patient experience.

See full article here

We’re Still Here for You!

It’s vitally important that we continue to provide preventative, chronic and sick care visits unrelated to the Coronavirus.

Our patient’s health and safety is our highest priority, and we are taking all necessary  precautions to keep our office safe and clean, including:

  • Ensuring our office staff are prepared and have the appropriate personal protective equipment to safely care for in-person visits. Following proper office and medical cleaning routines, including thoroughly cleaning frequently touched surfaces after each patient visit.
  • Screening all patients for any signs of a respiratory infection or potential exposure and taking appropriate actions to protect our patients and care team.

We request that you wear a face covering to the office, as you will be required to wear one during your visit.

We’re here for you, especially now!

Back to Normal Hours & Face Coverings

Beginning Monday, May 4th, all of our office locations are returning to normal business hours.   In an effort to continue providing a safe environment for our patients and staff, also starting Monday, May 4th, we are requesting all patients wear masks or face coverings to their appointments.

Walk-In-Care Hours
Madison Heights: 8a-5p Monday-Friday
Forest: 8a-5p Monday-Friday & 8a-6p Saturday
Wards Road: 8a-6p Monday-Sunday

Updated Modified Hours as of 4/27

Several of our sites are working under modified hours – please see below:

Primary Care
Appomattox: 8a-1p
Forest: 8a-5p
Internal Medicine: 8a-5p (Wed: 8a-4p)
LU Student Health: 8a-5p
Monelison: 8a-5p (Fri 8a-12p)
New London: 8a-5p (1p-5p Virtual Visits only)
Piedmont: 8a-3p
Staunton River: 8a-3p

Walk-In-Care
Forest:  8a-12p Only Open on Saturdays!
Madison Heights:  Closed
Wards Road: 8a-6p Sunday-Saturday

Diagnostic Center:  8a-12p

Heroes Don’t Always Wear Capes!

We are so proud of our team and community! Thank you to all of our hometown heroes working to keep us safe and healthy during this time. Special thanks to our fellow Collaborative Health Partners: Liberty Mountain Medical Group, Rehab Associates of Central Virginia, Physician’s Treatment Center, Access Healthcare, Radiology Consultants of Lynchburg, and Generation Solutions!

Modified Business Hours

Beginning Monday, April 13th, several of our care centers will operate under a modified schedule.

Primary Care
Appomattox: 8a-1p
Forest: 8a-5p
Internal Medicine: 8a-5p (Wed: 8a-4p)
LU Student Health: 8a-5p
Monelison: 8a-5p (Fri 8a-12p)
New London: 8a-5p (1p-5p Virtual Visits only)
Piedmont: 8a-3p
Staunton River: 8a-5p

Walk-In-Care
Forest:  8a-12p Monday-Saturday
Madison Heights:  8a-12p Monday-Friday
Wards Road: 8a-6p Sunday-Saturday

Diagnostic Center:  8a-12p

 

 

Need a DOT Physical?

If you are in need of a DOT Physical, please call our Forest or Staunton River locations and we’ll get you scheduled!  With the temporary closures of our 2 Walk-In-Care locations, Forest and Madison Heights, we understand finding a certified DOT provider may prove more difficult than usual.  We want to be here for you, especially now!

 

CVFP-Forest CVFP-Staunton River
434-525-6964 434-324-9150

UPDATE: CVFP Monelison & Walk-In-Care Clinics

UPDATE:   Our CVFP Monelison location has reopened!

We are temporarily closing our Forest and Madison Heights Immediate Care locations in an effort to consolidate our resources.  For the most up-to-date information regarding our Walk-In-Care sites, please visit www.walkincares.com.

Posted March 29, 2020:  As a means to consolidate our resources during this time, we are closing CVFP-Monelison and Walk-In-Care-Madison Heights Immediate Care until further notice.  We will be reaching out to reschedule any future appointments and appreciate your patience during this time.  We look forward to caring for you again soon!

Here for You…Especially Now

There are multiple ways you can access your Primary Care Team during COVID-19:

On-site Visits – All of our locations are still open and currently operating under normal business hours. If you must come to our office, after checking in, you can wait in your car and we can call you when your room is ready.

Virtual Visits – Virtual visits are appropriate for a variety of care needs, including routine follow-up visits, chronic disease management, medication management, reviewing test or lab results, and lifestyle coaching.  All CVFP physicians and Advanced Practitioners have the ability to see you virtually!  Call your primary care office to see if a virtual visit is appropriate for you!

E-Visits – Established patients can communicate with their primary care provider using our patient portal to discuss a health issue or current concern.  This is a great option if you don’t have the Wi-Fi capabilities for a virtual visit. Send your primary care physician a portal message to get started!

You can access the portal and virtual visit platform by downloading the myPrivia App

To prepare for your virtual visit please download the myPrivia App on your mobile device.

Download on the App Store - Telehealth Provider App Get it on Google Play - Patient Portal App

We regard it our duty and privilege to be available when you need us, especially in a situation like this.

We are here for you always!

Coronavirus and Virtual Visits – What you need to know

ATTENTION

If you have traveled to one of the affected areas or have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with Coronavirus in the last 14 days AND are experiencing ANY of the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Symptoms of respiratory illness

Please do not come into our offices. You should call Centra’s COVID-19 Rapid Response below to be triaged for the Coronavirus. LabCorp and Quest have released a statement that patients can be tested for the Coronavirus at their physician’s office. However, We ARE NOT an equipped facility to provide swab testing or to treat this virus at this time. Please check back for updates.

Centra’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Line
434-200-1225

All CVFP Primary Care Physicians and Advanced Practitioners are now able to see you virtually!

Call your Primary Care office to schedule a virtual visit with your primary care provider today!

To prepare for your virtual visit please download the myPrivia App on your mobile device.

Download on the App Store - Telehealth Provider App Get it on Google Play - Patient Portal App

If using a desktop, you will need Google Chrome, speakers, a camera, a microphone and a strong connection speed.

  1. Once you call our office to schedule a virtual visit you will receive an email with a link to “Start my Virtual Visit.”
  2. If applicable, you will add your insurance information and submit payment.
  3. Once the provider joins the virtual waiting room, click the blue button “Join Virtual Visit.”
  4. To learn more about Virtual Visits click here.
We will continue to update this web page accordingly. For additional information about the Coronavirus, please visit www.cdc.gov. Please reach out via portal or phone with questions. We are here for you!
This is also a good patient resource on self-care for suspected or confirmed diagnosis of Coronavirus, including information on when to discontinue isolation.

Changing Locations

On July 8, Walk-In-Care, LLC will open a new Forest location to better serve the west side of Lynchburg, as well as the Wyndhurst, Bedford, Goode and Forest Communities. The immediate care will focus on a range of acute illnesses, non-life threatening injuries, and sports and DOT physicals with extended hours and weekends.

As we expand with this newly renovated space, we will close the current Lakeside Drive location which has served the community for a number of years. Current patients will have the option of visiting the new, Forest site or Candlers Mountain, as well as our three other locations (Wards Road, Madison Heights and Amherst).

“As we move forward with the newer facility, our focus will remain on providing high-quality, cost-effective healthcare services by helping people attain better health for a better life,” said Shawn Crawford, CEO of Walk-In-Care and CVFP Medical Group.

The Lakeside office will officially close its doors on June 30th and will reopen in its new space in Forest on July 8th.

We look forward to serving you in our new location!

CHP & LU Announce New Primary Care Benefit to Employees

central virginia healthcare innovation collaborative direct primary care

Liberty University has announced an enhanced primary care benefit to its employees. Through a contract with Collaborative Health Partners, a clinically integrated physician network of primary care providers, Liberty will offer a Direct Primary Care (DPC) program designed to improve employees’ scope of health benefits while reducing their projected healthcare spending. The program aims to increase access to preventive care, sick care, physician-directed wellness resources, and physician-directed disease management services at no out-of-pocket cost to the employee.

The new CHP model is unique to the health benefits field and will put Liberty on the cutting edge of the industry. Beginning May 1, the DPC option will be offered as a voluntary enhancement to Liberty’s existing health plan options.

Direct Primary Care can lower healthcare costs in many ways, including:

  •  Reducing unnecessary emergency room visits
  • Delivering better chronic care management (which reduces the cost of high-risk conditions)
  • Providing referrals to high-value specialists
  • Reducing costly complications by identifying and supporting high-risk and at-risk individuals

This innovative opportunity takes minimization of risk management, cost containment, and care delivery to the next level.

Randy Smith, Liberty’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer: “ In sporting terms, this is a grand slam home run! 1) It provides better and more access to healthcare and wellness for our employees; 2) It greatly reduces our employee’s cost of primary care; 3) It reduces our institutional cost of primary care; and 4) It keeps care local with the top primary care physicians in our community.”

Shawn Crawford, Chief Executive Officer for CHP and CVFP Medical Group: “ We are excited to partner with Liberty to continue to redefine healthcare in this community by placing a strong emphasis on primary care. Our mission is to create the best value for the patient and employer in terms of high-quality healthcare, at a reasonable price, and ensuring a great experience for all involved. CHP and our partners will continue to engage patients, employers and others to reshape healthcare to what it should be.”

https://www.collaborativehp.com/dpc.html

Walk-In-Care Madison Heights Reopening 5/13!

Our Madison Heights location will reopen Monday, May 13th.  Our new hours of operation at this site will be M-F 9 A.M. TO 5P.M.

We apologize for any inconvenience of our temporary closing and look forward to serving you at one of our other four locations during this time!

PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR LAKESIDE LOCATION HOURS ARE M-F 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M.

Please visit our Walk-In-Care website for the most up-to-date information on our Immediate Cares:  www.walkincares.com

 

Local Physician Among the Second-Ever U.S. Cohort Earning Board Certification in the Field of Lifestyle Medicine

St. Louis, MO–The American Board of Lifestyle Medicine (ABLM) has announced that Teodora Brose, MD is among the 219 physicians and 93 PhD/Masters-level health clinicians and bachelor-level registered nurses who have become the second cohort of medical professionals in the U.S. and the 5th cohort globally to be certified as Diplomates of the ABLM/American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) and the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine. The exam was given Oct. 25 in Indianapolis, IN, following the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s Lifestyle Medicine 2018 conference.

Lifestyle Medicine, defined by the ACLM, is the use of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic approaches, such as a predominantly whole food, plant-based diet, physical activity, adequate sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substance abuse and other non-drug modalities, to prevent, treat, and, oftentimes, reverse chronic disease. The American Association of Colleges of Medicine has recognized the Lifestyle Medicine physician as one of the top five emerging careers in medicine today.

As a result of ABLM’s and ACLM’s global pioneering effort, Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance sister organizations in Europe, Asia, Oceania and Latin America will host Lifestyle Medicine certifications in their respective countries and regions, using the identical exam, proctoring, and pass rates, resulting in standardization of the field on a world-wide basis.

“Gone are the days of diagnosing the ill, prescribing the pill and sending the bill, which has worked so well in combating communicable disease, but is hopelessly inadequate in the fight against chronic disease,” said ABLM Executive Director Stephan Herzog. “Nourishment, movement, resilience and social connectedness are becoming the focal point of physicians and health professionals in addressing the underlying causes of chronic disease, with increasing numbers of medical schools starting to train their students in the principles of lifestyle medicine.”

ACLM President Dexter Shurney, MD, MBA, MPH, FACLM, added, “Driven primarily by large, self-insured employers, the requirement for health care providers to employ and deploy lifestyle medicine-certified physicians and health professionals will increase rapidly, as the reduction in medical utilization costs on a per-person per-annum basis is becoming increasingly evident when Lifestyle Medicine is used across the treatment spectrum.”

The next exam conducted in the U.S. will be Thursday, October 31, 2019, from 8 a.m. to noon following the 2019 ACLM Lifestyle Medicine Conference at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, FL. ACLM members will receive exclusive member-only discounts on ABLM exam registration. To register, see http://www.ablm.co/membership-account/register-now/.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN BOARD OF LIFESTYLE MEDICINE: The ABLM was formed in November, 2015, in Nashville, TN, by a group of visionary physicians who saw the need to: educate physicians and allied health professionals about Lifestyle Medicine; set a common standard/language for Lifestyle Medicine protocols globally; differentiate between evidence-based Lifestyle Medicine professionals and non-evidence based Lifestyle Medicine practitioners; set a global Lifestyle Medicine benchmark; and attract health insurance funding for evidence-based Lifestyle Medicine by requiring that any fund receivers be formally certified. Learn more at https://ablm.co/about/.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF LIFESTYLE MEDICINE: ACLM is the medical professional society for those dedicated to the advancement and clinical practice of Lifestyle Medicine as the foundation of a transformed and sustainable health care system. Lifestyle Medicine treats, often reverses and prevents chronic disease. It is the combined use of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic approaches, such as a predominantly whole food, plant-based diet, regular physical activity, adequate sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substance use and other non-drug modalities.

More than a professional association, ACLM is a galvanized force for change. ACLM addresses the need for quality education and certification, supporting its members in their individual practices and in their collective mission to domestically and globally promote Lifestyle Medicine as the first treatment option, as opposed to a first option of treating symptoms and consequences with expensive, ever increasing quantities of pills and procedures. ACLM members are united in their desire to identify and eradicate the root cause of disease. Learn more at http://www.LifestyleMedicine.org.

CVFP Timberlake Closing 10/26/18

Seth Jones, PA-C’s last day to see patients at CVFP Timberlake is October 26, 2018. 

He will resume seeing patients on October 29, 2018 at our CVFP New London location, located at 1088 London Links Road, Forest.   

All correspondence for this provider should be directed to CVFP New London’s phone and fax numbers after  October 26, 2018.

CVFP New London:
1088 London Links Road
Forest, VA 24551
Phone: 434.534.6868
Fax: 434.534.8808

**CVFP Timberlake will officially close its doors, Friday, October 26, 2018, so all contact information for this location will no longer be valid after this date.  If you are needing to obtain your medical records, you can visit any other CVFP location to make the request.**

Two, Local Primary Care Practices Joining Forces in 2019

Medical Associates of Central VA will join CVFP Medical Group to become Lynchburg’s largest family practice and internal medicine group

LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA | August 5, 2018— Medical Associates of Central Virginia will join CVFP Medical Group effective January 1, 2019.  The two primary care practices will continue to provide services under one name, CVFP Medical Group, and Medical Associates will remain at their current location of 2215 Landover Place in Lynchburg.

“The blending of these two, independent groups combines and strengthens our resources in the field of primary care for the Greater Lynchburg area,” stated Dr. Thomas Eppes, President of CVFP Medical Group.  “We are committed to healthcare excellence with a clear strategy of providing high quality healthcare services to patients in a cost-effective way.”

Shawn Crawford, CEO of CVFP Medical Group, notes medical cost and access are more important than ever.  “With a shortage of primary care providers in this region, joining forces will allow us to collaboratively recruit and attract the best and brightest talent.”

“Both Dr. Eppes and I are excited to bring together two top quality, long-established primary care practices to deliver the best medical care for patients and the communities we serve,” said Dr. Daniel Horton, current President of Medical Associates of Central VA.  “We are committed to making the integration for our patients as smooth as possible.  We want our patients to know they’ll have the same access to physicians and receive the highest standard of healthcare they have come to know and trust.”

Area Medical Practices Combine Under One Brand to Deliver Immediate Care Services

Physicians Treatment Center and CVFP Medical Group have created Walk-In-Care, with five locations

LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA | July 29, 2018— Physicians Treatment Center (PTC) and CVFP Medical Group have joined forces to create Walk-In-Care, LLC, a collaborative effort that will operate five immediate care locations in the Greater Lynchburg area and Amherst County.

Combining the strengths of both PTC and CVFP Immediate Care Centers, Walk-In-Care locations will expand access to medical care for acute illnesses and injuries as well as routine healthcare services, with several locations open seven days a week.

“This is a great example of two strong, independent groups in the community coming together to increase access, focus on quality, and work toward lowering the cost of healthcare,” says PTC’s Dr. Matt Tatom, who serves as President of Walk-In-Care. “For example, this joint effort will give Walk-In-Care patients access to CVFP Medical Group’s Laboratory and its Diagnostic Center, both of which provide service at one-third the cost of most labs and regional imaging centers.”

 CVFP’s Shawn Crawford, CEO of Walk-In-Care, notes, “Many non-life threatening illnesses and injuries that might otherwise cause people to go to a hospital emergency department can actually be treated in an immediate care office. With Walk-In-Care, if you need a few stitches or come down with the flu on a Sunday afternoon, you don’t have to go to the ER. We can take care of that right here—at a lower cost and with a much shorter wait time.”

Walk-In-Care services include medical care for acute illnesses and treatment for injuries that are not life or limb-threatening, work-related accidents, suturing (stitches), sports and camp physicals, and certified DOT physical exams. Each office has on-site x-ray and laboratory services.

Dr. Eppes, President of CVFP, adds, “This collaborative effort will also allow for better continuity of care across providers and care settings.  Because Walk-In-Care shares the same electronic health record platform with many local, primary care locations (Access Healthcare, Medical Associates of Central VA, CVFP, and PTC), both primary care providers from these groups and Walk-In-Care providers will have immediate access to their patient records—an invaluable resource for making informed medical decisions.”

Walk-In-Care locations will continue to be supported by existing team members and care providers from PTC and CVFP.

To learn more about Walk-In-Care or to find the location nearest you, visit the website at WalkInCares.com.

CVFP Madison Heights Immediate Care Hours!

CVFP Madison Heights Immediate Care will be open Saturdays from 9a-2p starting May 5, 2018!

Gregg Albers, MD

Gregg Albers, MD’s last day to see patients at CVFP Liberty Mountain is March 30, 2018.
He will resume seeing patients on April 2, 2018 at our CVFP Monelison location, which is located at 118 Oakwood Drive, Madison Heights.
All correspondence for this provider should be directed to CVFP Monelison’s phone and fax numbers after April 2, 2018.

Mandy Fuqua, PAC

Mandy Fuqua, PAC’s last day to see patients at CVFP Liberty Mountain is March 9, 2018.
She will resume seeing patients on March 14, 2018 at our CVFP Forest location, which is located at 1175 Corporate Park Drive, Forest.
All correspondence for this provider should be directed to CVFP Forest’s phone and fax numbers after March 12, 2018.

New Hours Starting 3/5

CVFP Madison Heights Immediate Care will be open Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm!

New Provider Changes

Trudy Shahady, MD and Deborah Elliott, FNP’s last day to see patients at CVFP Rustburg is December 28, 2017.

These two providers will resume seeing patients on January 2, 2018 at our CVFP Piedmont location, which is located at 2019 Tate Springs Road, Lynchburg.

All correspondence for these providers should be directed to CVFP Piedmont’s phone and fax numbers after January 1, 2018.

We Are Members of Privia Medical Group

As of January 17, 2017, we are proud members of Privia Medical Group!

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

Amy Trent

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