Highlighting Providers' Quality

NCQA Recognition programs distinguish clinicians who follow medical evidence to deliver quality care and improve over time. Insurers, medical specialty boards and others use NCQA Recognition to identify providers for quality-based financial incentives and maintain board certification.

Clinicians Recognition Programs

Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
PCMH recognizes clinician practices functioning as medical homes by using systematic, patient-centered and coordinated care management processes. 

Patient-Centered Connected Care

Recognizes clinicians that do not serve as the primary care practice for the patient, but do provide some primary or episodic care and demonstrate a commitment to fully integrated coordinated patient-centered care. 

Patient-Centered Specialty Practice Recognition (PCSP)
Builds on the success of NCQA's Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program by drawing attention to the role that specialists outside of primary care play in helping coordinate and deliver patient-centered care.

Diabetes Recognition Program (DRP)
DRP recognizes clinicians who demonstrate that they provide high-quality care to patients with diabetes. 

Heart/Stroke Recognition Program (HSRP)
HSRP recognizes clinicians who demonstrate that they provide high-quality care to patients with cardiac conditions or who have had a stroke.

Government Recognition Initiative Program (GRIP)
GRIP works with federal agencies to recognize Federally-Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and Military Treatment Facilities (MTF) as medical homes. 

Education & Resources

Free Training Teleconferences
These free monthly audio conferences and online trainings orient clinicians to NCQA Recognition programs. Reservations are not required. 

Education Programs
Longer and more formal than our free monthly teleconferences, these programs delve into the details of NCQA Recognition.

Performance Improvement CME
Physicians can earn up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits using these HEDIS-based performance improvement activities. 

Purchase Recognition Products
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Atul Gawande


The noted surgeon and author's thoughts on NCQA and on ending fragmented care. His compelling acceptance speech when he received NCQA's highest award.