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Government Recognition Initiative & Projects (GRIP)


NCQA GRIP manages government contracts that promote the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model in Federally-Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Community Health Centers and Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs). Current contracts with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Defense Health Agency (DHA) provide for financial support for the costs of NCQA PCMH Recognition and technical assistance in achieving Recognition.

Federal facilities seeking PCMH Recognition must meet the same high standards as medical homes in the private sector. To comply with federal contracting rules, some application and review processing procedures are different.

Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA)

Apply for HRSA’s PCMHHI Program

Defense Health Agency (DHA)

Defense Health Agency
Learn more about how the Defense Health Agency is implementing PCMH.


For more information, submit a PCS question using In the portal, click “My Questions”, select “Ask a Question,” then select “Policy/Program Clarification Support".

See if your question has already been answered. Access important FAQs and other important information before you submit your question:

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Recognition Program Resources

Program Training
These free programs will help complete the application and submission process.

Purchase Survey Materials
Obtain materials for Recognition application and submission for the Recognition programs

Health Plans Using Recognition
See how health plans are using NCQA Recognition Programs to improve quality.

Data License
Learn how to license the Recognition data to use in your own provider directories.

2012 PQRS Participation
NCQA will be accepting data submissions for the PQRS registry on behalf of EPs seeking payment starting in July 2012. More information coming soon.

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