MHVS Medical Group
Now offering our Medical Group Patient Portal, a secure website where patients can conveniently access their personal health information.
The patient portal assists you in better managing your health by allowing you to connect with your care providers, manage upcoming appointments, refill medications, check test results as they become available, pay your bill, request a referral, update your personal information and more!
All portal messages are encrypted to ensure security and only people you have authorized and your care team can view your information.
Patients receive a Personal Identification Number (PIN) at their office visit and instructions on how to register.
Call your medical group office if you would like your patient portal PIN to be mailed to you.
MVHS Renames Primary Care and Specialty Groups
As MVHS celebrates its first anniversary, the medical group offices of the two former organizations have joined together under a common name: MVHS Medical Group. The new primary and specialty care network encompasses 32 locations and 130 providers. Last year, the two groups combined had more than 272,600 patient visits.
Although the name MVHS Medical Group replaces the names of Adirondack Community Physicians (ACP) and St. Elizabeth Medical Group, patients and their families will see few, if any, changes. They will still see their same physicians and providers at the same locations. Patients may also continue to use their online patient portals.
The ACP medical offices are accredited as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The recognition notes their use of evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term provider/patient relationships.
The PCMH model of care holds significant promise for better healthcare quality, improved involvement of patients in their own care and a reduction of avoidable treatments and costs over time and promotes partnerships between each patient and his/her provider. The provider manages the office visit and works with referral physicians throughout the treatment of the patient. It is anticipated that in the coming year the entire MVHS medical group will be moving to this model of care.
Setting up the practices to be more accessible to patients with pro-active follow up means healthier patients, who have fewer hospitalizations and emergency department visits in the long run.
An advantage of the larger group is our ability to have office locations and provide services throughout the Mohawk Valley. Future goals include looking at areas that are underserved, lacking primary care providers, and expanding our reach to make primary and specialty care more accessible. Another advantage is the relationship with the SEMC Family Medicine Residency Program. Working with physicians who are completing their residency in our area at one of our affiliated hospitals provides us with increased opportunities for physician recruitment.
Office locations include Barneveld, Boonville, Clinton, Herkimer, Little Falls, Mohawk, New Hartford, Sauquoit, Town of Webb (Old Forge), Utica, Washington Mills, Waterville and Whitesboro.
National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognizes the Adirondack Community Physicians medical offices for their Physician Practice Connections – Patient-Centered Medical Home (PPC-PCMH) program. The recognition notes their use of evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term provider/patient relationships.