PCMH

26 01, 2017

Patient-Centered Care vs. PCMH recognition

January 26th, 2017|

First and foremost, the PCMH model is about better patient care. NCQA states, “Evidence shows that the PCMH model of care can result in reduced costs and healthier and more satisfied patients.” It is a model that works especially for patients with chronic and complex conditions. But we see the question about “Why PCMH?” and “Why PCMH recognition?” as being separate. Implementing the PCMH model of care doesn’t necessarily require you to get the “stamp of approval” from NCQA or another agency. Choosing to implement patient-centered care concepts – and foregoing recognition – in your practice may be the right fit for […]

26 01, 2017

NCQA PCMH 2017 Redesign

January 26th, 2017|

NCQA is redesigning the PCMH recognition program. The 2017 PCMH redesign will be rolled out on April 3, 2017. In this new program there will be some key differences from previous recognition programs.

First, NCQA will be retiring the language of “Standards, Elements, and Factors” which outlined the program up until this point. The program requirements will now be called “Concepts, Competency, and Criteria.” See the images to the right for an overview of the six Concepts that will be reflected in the 2017 PCMH program.

Second, the “levels” of PCMH recognition will no longer exist. In order to achieve PCMH recognition […]

27 07, 2016

PCMH: Maintaining 2011 NCQA Recognition

July 27th, 2016|

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is launching the newest iteration of their Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition program March 31, 2017. This program differs significantly in concept and in process to the 2008, 2011, and 2014 PCMH standards previously released by NCQA.

Practices currently recognized under NCQA PCMH 2011 Standards have a few options for maintaining their recognition. Use the infographic below to inform the path your practice will choose regarding PCMH recognition. Click here for more information on the NCQA website about transitioning NCQA PCMH 2011 Recognition.

Maintaining 2011 PCMH

27 07, 2016

PCMH: Maintaining 2014 NCQA Recognition

July 27th, 2016|

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is launching the newest iteration of their Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition program March 31, 2017. This program differs significantly in concept and in process to the 2008, 2011, and 2014 PCMH standards previously released by NCQA.

Practices currently recognized under NCQA PCMH 2014 Standards have a few options for maintaining their recognition. Use the infographic below to inform the path your practice will choose regarding PCMH recognition. Click here for more information on the NCQA website.

Maintaining 2014 PCMH