RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group Providers Earn National Recognition for Patient-centered Care

NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home™ standards emphasize
enhanced care through patient-clinician partnership

NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home™December, 2020, New Jersey — RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group (RWJBH) announces several of their practices have received National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition. The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home standards emphasize the use of systematic, patient-centered, coordinated care that supports access, communication and patient involvement. It was developed to assess whether clinician practices are functioning as medical homes and recognize them for these efforts.

The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home program reflects the input of the American College of Physicians (ACP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and others. To earn this recognition, which is valid for one year, RWJBH Medical Group providers demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the medical home.

“NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “Recognition shows that these RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group practices have the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.”

In addition, several of RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group practices listed below are the only sites in New Jersey to have received NCQA’s Distinction in Behavioral Health Integration which recognizes primary care practices that put resources, protocols, tools and quality measures in place to support the broad needs of patients with behavioral health related conditions.

The RWJBH Medical Group providers below join Dennis Novak, MD, Lacey Primary Care, in achieving NCQA PCMH recognition:

Bridgewater Medical Group*

Robert Flowers, DO
John Kripsak, DO
Robert Lustig, DO
Jeanne Mitterando, MD
Ashtin Helmer, PA-C
Jason Kloby, PA-C
Michele Terroni, PA-C

Comprehensive Family Medicine*
Eric Brezina, DO
Danielle Cavallo, DO
May Dicola, MD
Jason Kloby, PA-C

Cranbury Medical Group*
Ronald Lau, MD
Matthew Terranova, MD
Janet Khashab, PA-C

Primary and Specialty Care of Edison*
Gerardo Estevez, MD
Hitesh Patel, MD
Patrick Wong, MD

Franklin Internal Medicine
Donna Catanzaro, MD
Steven Delmaestro, MD

Piscataway-Dunellen Family Practice
Douglas Krohn, MD
Shana Shoulson, MD
Jennifer Smith, APN

Primary Care Center at Hillsborough
Kenneth Snyder, MD
Anna Zajac, MD

Richard Corson, MD

Warren Internal Medicine
Douglas Ashinsky, MD

*Also received Distinction in Behavioral Health Integration.

“I am incredibly proud of our practices who have achieved NCQA Patient-Centered Home recognition as well as Distinction in Behavioral Health Integration,” said Andy Anderson, President and CEO, RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group. “As we remain committed to quality improvement, these achievements continue to put our patients at the forefront of care and help build better relationships between patients and our clinical care teams.”

To find RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group clinicians and their practices with NCQA PCMH Recognition as well as with Distinction in Behavioral Health Integration, please visit or

About RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group
RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group is a multi-specialty group practice comprising highly trained and experienced world class primary and specialty care physicians. RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group physicians provide compassionate and innovative cutting edge care for people at every stage of life at easily accessible facilities conveniently located throughout New Jersey. Backed by the vast continuum of resources throughout RWJBarnabas Health, our dedicated physicians and expertly trained supporting staff continuously strive for clinical excellence. For more information, visit

About NCQA
NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA’s website ( contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more-informed health care choices. NCQA can be found online at, on Twitter @ncqa, on Facebook at and on LinkedIn at

For more information:
Lina Allocca (973) 271-2818
RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group