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USMD Earns National Certification for Providing Patient-Centered Care

  USMD Earns National Certification for Providing Patient-Centered Care

  The National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-centered Medical Home
               Program Recognizes 26 USMD Primary Care Clinics

Business Wire

IRVING, Texas -- March 11, 2014

USMD Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: USMD), a physician-led integrated healthcare
system, announced today that all 26 of its primary care clinics have received
reaccreditation for an additional three-year term from the Patient-Centered
Medical Home (PCMH) Program, a recognition program that is part of the
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). This prestigious recognition
means that these 26 clinics successfully display and utilize evidence-based,
patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated patient care and
long-term patient relationships.

The patient-centered medical home is a model of patient care that emphasizes
coordination and communication in an effort to transform primary care into the
best experience possible for patients. The PCMH Program identifies practices
that promote partnerships between patients and their physicians; instead of
treating patients with several episodic office visits, each patient’s care is
managed by a physician-led team that provides all healthcare needs and
coordinates treatment across a healthcare system.

“Research has proven that medical homes can lead to higher quality care and
lower overall costs while improving patients’ and providers’ satisfaction and
experiences,” said John House, M.D., chairman and chief executive officer of
USMD Holdings. “Receiving reaccreditation from the PCMH Program is a huge
accomplishment for USMD. We’re proud of our clinics and our employees for
continually working to ensure that our patients receive the best, most
compassionate and most effective care possible.”

To receive recognition, which is valid for a three-year term, clinics must
successfully demonstrate the ability to meet the Program’s key elements and
characteristics, including:

  *Written standards for patient access to care and continuity of care
  *Use of patient feedback materials
  *Appropriate use of charting tools to track patients and organize clinical
    information
  *Adaptation to patients’ cultural and linguistic needs
  *Use of evidence-based guidelines to treat chronic conditions
  *Responsive care management techniques with an emphasis on preventive care
    for patients
  *Measurement and reporting of clinical and service performance
  *The use of technology for prescriptions, tests, referral tracking and
    coordination with other healthcare providers

“The PCMH recertification process is much more rigorous than the initial
certification. This recognition confirms that, at USMD, we continually focus
on providing high-quality and highly coordinated care to patients,” said Dr.
House.

About USMD Holdings, Inc.

USMD is a publicly held (NASDAQ: USMD), physician-led integrated healthcare
system committed to exemplary patient care. Headquartered in Irving, Texas,
USMD serves the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area with more than 250
physicians and associate practitioners, and provides healthcare services to
patients in just under 20 different specialties at its hospitals, nine cancer
treatment centers and nearly 70 physician clinics. For more information about
USMD, visit www.usmd.com.

Contact:

USMD Holdings, Inc.
Megan Reisig, 214-493-4024
Megan.Reisig@usmd.com
 
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