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Dayton Physicians Network Earns National Oncology Medical Home Recognition

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NCQA

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) today announced Dayton Physicians Network of Dayton, Ohio has received NCQA Recognition as an Oncology Medical Home for using a patient-centered approach to treating patients with cancer.

Oncology practices have a unique relationship with patients: They provide the principal long-term care of those in active cancer treatment, often taking on the role of primary care providers.

The Oncology Medical Home is built off the NCQA’s Patient-Centered Specialty Practice (PCSP)- which emphasizes team-based care, care coordination, care management and population health­­­- and include oncology-specific elements designed to improve the care of patients with cancer. As part of Oncology Medical Home recognition, practices also receive recognition as a PCSP.

Earning NCQA Recognition shows that Dayton Physicians Network has undergone a rigorous review of its capabilities and is committed to delivering whole-person, evidence-based care and support to its patients.

“NCQA Oncology Medical Home Recognition distinguishes practices that communicate, collaborate and integrate care in ways that patients want and that improve quality,” said NCQA President, Margaret E. O’Kane. “I commend the team at Dayton Physicians Network for its achievement, and for its commitment to continuous improvement.”

Oncology Medical Home Recognition emphasizes team-based care, care coordination, care management, quality improvement and population health, all with the goal of creating a better relationship with the patient. The Oncology Medical Home model has been shown to improve quality while reducing costs and improving the patient experience.

In addition to meeting or exceeding national standards NCQA establishes for specialty practices, Dayton Physicians Network met or exceeded oncology-specific elements:

  • Quality improvement.
  • Establishing oncology practice responsibilities
  • Providing comprehensive health assessments.
  • Following evidence-based pathways.
  • Coordinating patient-centered support during treatment.

For more information, go to the Oncology Medical Home Recognition page on the ncqa.org website.

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. The NCQA PCMH Recognition program is the most widely adopted medical home model in the country – more than 12,000 primary care practices are recognized and more than 60,000 clinicians are in recognized practices. NCQA’s website (ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make informed health care choices.

ABOUT Dayton Physicians Network

Dayton Physicians Network mission is to earn the trust of our patients and colleagues by exceeding their expectations in Quality of Care, Scope of Service, Compassion, Timeliness and Cost Effectiveness.

Dayton Physicians Network was established in 2006 by integrating multiple specialty practices together within the Dayton area.  Our practice takes an inter-disciplinary approach by providing Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Imaging and Urology.

Dayton Physicians Network offers the latest technologies for radiation therapy treatments. The TrueBeam™ STx System coupled with PitchPerfect 6DoF couch are used to treat some of the most complex cancers such as lung, liver, kidney, pancreas, brain and spine. Our expert doctors and staff provide unparalleled radiation therapy treatments at six convenient locations.

Dayton Physicians Network medical oncology practice is one of only seven in the United States to achieve Commission on Cancer (CoC) accreditation in Oncology Medical Home (OMH). “Come Home” is a CoC medical home that allows us to offer our oncology patients access to care by our team of professionals, after hours and weekends.  OMH has been proven to help to prevent emergency room visits and hospitalizations, keeping patients at home, where they prefer to be.

Our specialists are also committed to providing cutting-edge clinical trials to our patients. DPN’s medical oncologists offer local access to state-of the-art research trials that benefit patients, some of which are typically only available at large institutions.  Best of all we’re right here close to home, no need to travel for care.

Dayton Physicians Network urologists perform robotic surgeries using the da Vinici® Surgical System in addition to more traditional open surgeries. Our urologists are the first in the Miami Valley area to offer MRI Fusion guided prostate biopsies, the first major advancement in prostate biopsies in 25 years.

DPN’s urology practice is the largest full service urology practice in the Miami Valley and we are uniquely equipped to provide comprehensive and compassionate urological care to men and women. Our caring, expert doctors and staff offer diagnosis, treatment and care for urological disorders such as kidney stones, incontinence, as well as; prostate, bladder and kidney cancers.

At Dayton Physicians Network, we’re here for you with locations across the Miami Valley.

For more information about Dayton Physicians Network please visit our website at

www.daytonphysicians.com and follow us on Twitter @DaytonDPN and Facebook.