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Dr. Scott Hines, Co-Chief Clinical Transformation Officer For Crystal Run Healthcare Appointed To National Committee For Quality Assurance's Recognition Program-Review Oversight Committee


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Middletown, N.Y. – June 4, 2013 – Crystal Run Healthcare’s Co-Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Dr. Scott Hines has been appointed to the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) Recognition Program - Review Oversight Committee (RP-ROC). Dr. Hines, an endocrinologist at Crystal Run Healthcare has been nominated by fellow medical professionals in the nation and has been approved and appointed by the NCQA to serve on the committee which is composed of physicians and other healthcare experts from private practices, large health systems and health insurance plans. The RP-ROC reviews and gives final approval for NCQA survey tools, reviews Accountable Care Organization (ACO) surveys as well as will review the new Patient-Centered Specialty Practice program. RP-ROC is comprised of eighteen members currently and is an all-volunteer committee. The NCQA is expanding the committee to include more members from recognized Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Homes to add more doctors like Dr. Hines that have specific, hands-on experience in medical homes and medical home support programs.

Crystal Run Healthcare is a national leader in healthcare reform and remains on the leading edge of healthcare delivery in the local communities it serves. Serving as Co-Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Dr. Hines has been an integral part of Crystal Run’s transformation to value based care and becoming an ACO. In April 2012, Crystal Run Healthcare was one of twenty-seven health care practices selected by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to participate in the Medical Shared Savings Program (MSSP) as an ACO. Crystal Run has also been recognized by the NCQA as a Level 3 Patient Centered-Medical Home as well as received Level 2 ACO accreditation, the first in New York State and among the first six nationally to receive ACO accreditation.

“It is with great pleasure and excitement that I join NCQA’s RP-ROC. I am truly honored and humbled to have been nominated by my fellow peers and selected by the NCQA to serve on this committee. Crystal Run has always been committed to improving patient outcomes as we continue to innovate new and better ways to deliver healthcare to our patients and now I am happy to share my knowledge and expertise in ACOs and medical homes with the RP-ROC,” said Scott Hines, MD, Co-Chief Clinical Transformation Officer at Crystal Run Healthcare.

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About NCQA: NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of healthcare organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA is committed to providing health care quality information for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and researchers.

About Crystal Run Healthcare: Crystal Run Healthcare is a premier multi-specialty group practice, and is among the fastest growing medical practices in the country. Crystal Run Healthcare includes over 300 providers, in over 40 medical specialties with 14 practice locations focusing on the healthcare needs of the mid-Hudson Valley and lower Catskill region. Crystal Run has a strong commitment to primary care, employing an outstanding group of physicians representing the specialties of Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Family Practice, Geriatrics and Pediatrics. The practice also includes unsurpassed sub-specialists in a wide variety of medical and surgical specialties and sub-specialties. Crystal Run Healthcare offers fully accredited digital radiology and laboratory services and is a national leader in the use and advancement of electronic health records (EHR). Crystal Run Healthcare is accredited by The Joint Commission and is designated by the NCQA as a Level 3 Patient Centered-Medical Home. The practice was among the first 27 health care organizations in the nation to participate as an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) effective April 2012. NCQA recognition of Crystal Run as an Early Adopter seeking ACO Accreditation in January 2012 culminated in December 2012 with Crystal Run Healthcare achieving NCQA Level 2 ACO Accreditation. For more information about Crystal Run Healthcare visit our website at or call 845.615.6832.