The NCQA Medical Home is a voluntary recognition program for physician practices that provide a medical “home,” or coordinating point, for their patients. Building on the joint principles developed by the primary care specialty societies (American College of Physicians, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics and American Osteopathic Association), the NCQA Medical Home standards assess whether the practices are functioning as medical homes.
The standards require documentation and measurement of the practice’s ability to strengthen the physician-patient relationship by promoting improved access, coordinated care, and enhanced patient/family engagement.
What can NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition do for you?
- Pay rewards for achieving recognition
- Supplement application fees for recognized physician practices;
- Identify top quality physicians in provider directories with recognition seals;
- Support data collection efforts necessary for recognition and required for entry into high-performance (preferred physician) networks.
What can SPIPA provide?