The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, (HHS) an agency of the federal government, awarded RiverStone Health Clinic more than $92,500 for exceeding standards in numerous categories. RiverStone Health Clinic is the City/County Health Department.
HHS measures performance of Community Health Centers, of which Riverstone is one, as to health outcomes and the value of the care delivered, as provided for under the Affordable Care Act.
RiverStone’s 2016 Quality Improvement Awards included a $14,307 grant award for demonstrating high levels of performance in improving clinical quality in the areas of: cervical cancer screening, treatment of heart disease, obesity counseling, asthma management, colorectal cancer screening, depression screening and treatment, and perinatal/prenatal care.
They also received a $33,308 grant award in recognition as a National Quality Leader by exceeding national quality standards.
A third award, of $45,000, was based on achieving and maintaining a Patient Centered Medical Home, a model of care that emphasizes highly coordinated, patient-centered care and building long-term relationships.
Community Health Centers use these funds to expand quality and infrastructure and to improve the delivery of primary care. The Quality Improvement measures place RiverStone Health Clinic in the top 25 percent of the nearly 1,400 Community Health Centers nationwide
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