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Patient-Centered Specialty Practice Recognition (PCSP)
This program recognizes specialty practices that have successfully coordinated care with their primary care colleagues and each other, and that meet the goals of providing timely access to care and continuous quality improvement.
Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
Recognizes clinician practices functioning as medical homes by using systematic, patient-centered and coordinated care management processes.
Government Recognition Initiative
Works with government agencies to promote concepts of the Patient-Centered Medical Home and to recognize Federally-Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) as Medical Homes.
Diabetes Recognition Program (DRP)
Recognizes clinicians who demonstrate that they provide high-quality care to patients with diabetes.
Heart/Stroke Recognition Program (HSRP)
Recognizes clinicians who demonstrate that they provide high-quality care to patients with cardiac conditions or who have had a stroke.
Physician Practice Connections (PPC) (RETIRED)
Recognizes clinician practices that use up-to-date information and systems to enhance patient care.
Back Pain Recognition Program (BPRP) (RETIRED)
Recognizes clinicians who take a patient-centered approach and deliver care in accordance with widely accepted, evidence-based guidelines.
Medical Boards Awarding Certification for Recognition
ABFM-certified physicians enrolled in NCQA's BPRP, DRP, HSRP and PCMH 2011 Recognition Programs are eligible to receive Part IV Maintenance of Certification credit for achieving NCQA Recognition.
ABIM-certified physicians enrolled in NCQA's Diabetes, Back Pain, or Heart/Stroke Recognition Programs can use the data obtained from these programs to complete the ABIM Self-Directed PIM and earn Maintenance of Certification credit.