Jun 27, 2019

First PCMH Accreditation for Chiropractors Named


Contact: Marilyn Bullock, Communications Advisor, or 215-654-9110

June 2019, Spring House, Pennsylvania – First Chiropractic Centers, with four locations in South Dakota and two in Nebraska, has achieved Exemplary Provider® accredited status for Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) for Chiropractors, The Compliance Team’s newest accreditation designation.

The Compliance Team, Inc., a Medicare-approved national healthcare accreditation organization, launched its proprietary PCMH for Chiropractors program in May 2019. First Chiropractic Centers, which also attained DMEPOS accreditation in their two largest locations, is the inaugural PCMH for Chiropractors program recipient.

As a client/partner of Best Practices Academy (BPA), a highly regarded Midwest clinical improvement organization, First Chiropractic had worked previously on patient engagement, patient satisfaction and continuous quality improvement in a limited program from another medical home accreditor. BPA’s, Dr. Karen Korth, knew that PCMH was the next obvious step for First Chiropractic Centers. However, Dr. Korth was not satisfied with the PCMH programs available from several name-brand accreditors, so she sought out The Compliance Team and collaborated with them to develop a customized PCMH accreditation program exclusively for chiropractors.

Dr. Korth was impressed with The Compliance Team’s willingness to discuss and resolve potential obstacles to PCMH accreditation, “We feel that The Compliance Team resonates with ‘boots on the ground’ practical issues confronted by small practices and specialty providers.”

Dr. Tom Stotz, First Chiropractic Centers’ founder and practice champion is passionate about the advancement of the chiropractic clinician in the new value-based reimbursement, “It has been an honor and privilege to be the first chiropractor practice to be recognized by The Compliance Team as an Exemplary Provider in PCMH for Chiropractors at all six of our locations.”

First Chiropractic Centers employs seven doctors and offers chiropractic care, nutrition counseling, corrective exercise, and acupuncture. They have consistently been a high performer in the MACRA law/ Quality Payment Program reporting in the MIPS track. They recently received the 2019 Pinnacle Practice Award, given only to the top 5% out of 750 to 800 entities that demonstrate exceptional leadership in enhancing health care quality. Best Practices Academy helps clinics protect and grow their practices through better business decisions, improved clinical effectiveness, and regulatory compliance. [PDF]

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