Congratulations to LCHC on our Community Health Quality Recognition badges! CHQR badges recognize Health Center Program awardees and look-alikes that have made notable achievements in the areas of access, quality, health equity, health information technology, social risk factors screening, and COVID-19 public health emergency response. LCHC has received badges in the past as well, and these awards are a recognition of the quality care we have provided over the past year. We remain exceptionally proud of each and every team member that makes this possible every day!
2022 Badges Awarded to Lynn Community Health Center:
- Health Center Quality Leader – Bronze
- Addressing Social Risk Factors
- COVID-19 Public Health Champion
- Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality
- PCMH Recognition
The Health Center Quality Leader badges are awarded to centers that achieve the best overall clinical quality measure performance among all health centers. Scores are calculated using the average of the 2021 Adjusted Quartile Rankings for all Uniform Data System (UDS) clinical quality measures. Bronze awardees rank in the top 30% of Health Centers nationwide.
The Addressing Social Risk Factors badge recognizes health centers that are screening for social risk factors impacting patient health and are increasing access to enabling services. Health centers must meet the following two criteria:
- Collect data on patient social risk factors
- Increase the proportion of patients receiving enabling services between consecutive UDS reporting years
The COVID-19 Public Health Champion badge recognizes health center contributions to providing critical public health services during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The badge is awarded to the top 10% of health centers that provided COVID-19 vaccinations and/or COVID-19 diagnostic testing to the largest proportion of health center patients.
The Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality badge recognizes health centers that meet all criteria to optimize HIT services. Health centers must meet the following five criteria:
- Adopted an electronic health record (EHR) system
- Offers telehealth services
- Exchanges clinical information electronically with key providers health care settings
- Engages patients through health IT
- Collects data on patient social risk factors
LCHC earns the Patient Centered Medical Home recognition in one or more delivery sites. Learn more about LCHC’s PCMH Model of Integrated Care.