Inverness & Spring Hill, Florida (March 31, 2017) – Access Health Care Physicians is proud to announce that the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has stated that Dalton M. Benson, MD, has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition (PCMH) for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships. Dr. Benson has achieved recognition as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home.
The office of Dr. Benson is located at 1903 Hwy. 44 West, Inverness, Florida 34453. Call 352-344-5500 to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Benson earned his medical degree from University of Texas Medical School in Houston and completed internship and residency in internal medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin affiliated hospitals in Milwaukee. Dr. Benson has a certificate of added qualifications in geriatric medicine and is a member of the American Geriatric Society.
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. Medical homes foster ongoing partnerships between patients and their personal clinicians, instead of approaching care as the sum of episodic office visits. Each patient’s care is overseen by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across the health care system. Research shows that medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patient and provider reported experiences of care.
“NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “Recognition shows that Dr. Benson has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.”
To earn recognition, which is valid for three years, Dr. Benson demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the medical home. NCQA standards aligned with the joint principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home established with the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Osteopathic Association.
Attached photo: Dr. Benson poses with his staff and his new Level 3 recognition. Left to right: Dr. Dalton Benson, Deborah Phillipe (Medical Assistant), Charles Kronenthal (PA-C), Gretchen Kronenthal (PA-C), Dr. Nathaniel Vinje, Johna Walker (Medical Assistant), Vanessa Jones (Team Lead). Not pictured: Christine Himes (Medical Assistant)
NCQA is a private, non-profit 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 Access Health Care Physicians, LLC
Access Health Care Physicians, LLC is a multiservice medical practice consisting of over 175 healthcare providers and over 915 employees at more than 110 locations throughout Florida. Our healthcare professionals provide a wide range of services not only in our offices but within patients’ homes. Yes, we make house calls.
Our medical services include:
- Comprehensive Diabetes Care Clinic
- Blood Draws
- Holter Monitor
- Physical Therapy and Rehab
- Vascular Study
- Nuclear Stress Testing
- Carotid Doppler
- Venous Doppler
- Arterial Doppler
- Bone Density Testing
- Pulmonary Function Testing
- Anodyne Treatment
- Treatment of injuries resulting from automobile accidents including soft tissue injuries
Access Health Care Physicians, LLC main office is located at 5350 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, Florida 34606. For more information call 352-688-8116 or go to www.ahcpllc.com.