(Dedham, Mass.) November 4, 2013 – Dedham Medical Associates, an affiliate of Atrius Health, has been recognized as one of the leading medical practices in the nation by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). The practice was named a “better performer” by the MGMA for its superior operational performance compared to other medical group practices nationwide.
For over 75 years, Dedham Medical Associates has been committed to delivering excellent and compassionate care. To achieve this better-performing status, the practice focused on improving primary care as a patient-centered medical home and designing processes to continually review and measure performance. The patient-centered medical home model of care, where each patient has an ongoing relationship with a personal physician who leads a team of clinicians and staff, is resulting in more personalized, coordinated, effective and efficient care.
“This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our clinicians and staff,” said Roberta Zysman, Chief Executive Officer of Dedham Medical Associates. “By focusing on better health and better care at a lower cost, we are providing top-quality, personalized care to the communities we serve.”
The MGMA report, a benchmarking standard among medical groups for more than a decade, was produced using data from respondents to the MGMA Cost Survey: 2013 Report Based on 2012 Data as well as data from a questionnaire that assessed management behaviors, practices and procedures of better performers. The report profiles medical practices that have demonstrated success in one or more areas: profitability and cost management; productivity, capacity and staffing; accounts receivable and collections; and patient satisfaction. MGMA recognized Dedham Medical Associates for its success in all of these key areas.
Dedham Medical Associates
Dedham Medical Associates (DMA) is a multi-specialty group practice founded in 1937 and affiliated with Atrius Health since 2003. The approximately 90 physicians at DMA and their medical teams provide services to adult and pediatric patients at DMA’s Dedham and Norwood facilities. DMA has been on an electronic medical record system since 2006 offering providers and patients access to medical information. DMA physicians provide care to their patients at their two locations and also at leading hospitals including Brigham & Women’s-Faulkner Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess-Needham, Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and New England Baptist Hospital. DMA provides services to over 80,000 patients and has been a consistent leader in quality and satisfaction measures. Both of DMA’s internal medicine practices have been recognized as Level 3 (highest possible) Patient-Centered Medical Homes by NCQA for demonstrating that the practices provide first contact, continuous, comprehensive, whole person care for patients across the practice. www.dedhammedical.com
The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) helps create successful medical practices that deliver the highest-quality patient care. As the leading association for medical practice administrators and executives since 1926, MGMA helps improve members’ practices through exclusive member benefits, education, resources, news, information, advocacy, and networking opportunities, and produces some of the most credible and robust medical practice economic data and data solutions in the industry. Through its industry-leading ACMPE board certification and Fellowship programs, MGMA advances the profession of medical practice management.
Through its national membership and 50 state affiliates, MGMA represents more than 33,000 medical practice administrators and executives in practices of all sizes, types, structures and specialties. MGMA is headquartered in Englewood, Colo., with a Government Affairs office in Washington, D.C.