Patient-Centered Medical Home
NCQA ’s Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) 2011 is an innovative program for improving primary care. In a set of standards that describe clear and specific criteria, the program gives practices information about organizing care around patients, working in teams and coordinating and tracking care over time. The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home standards strengthen and add to the issues addressed by NCQA’s original program.
The Patient Centered Medical Home is a health care setting that facilitates partnerships between individual patients, and their personal physicians, and when appropriate, the patient’s family. Care is facilitated by registries, information technology, health information exchange and other means to assure that patients get the indicated care when and where they need and want it in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.
NCQA's New Distinction in Patient Experience Reporting
NCQA recently developed the Distinction in Patient Experience Reporting to help practices capture feedback through the new CAHPS PCMH Survey. Click here to learn more about the Distinction program.
PCMH Content Expert Certification
Obtain NCQA's premier credential to demonstrate your solid knowledge of the Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition Program. Learn more.
Patient-Centered Medical Home Prevalidation Program
NCQA’s Patient-Centered Medical Home Prevalidation program evaluates electronic health record (EHR) systems, advanced registries, population health management tools and other related technology solutions to identify alignment with PCMH standards requirements. Learn more.
A Video Guide for NCQA PCMH Recognition
NCQA worked with Merck to create this PCMH transition video for clinicians, who are interested in PCMH Recognition.