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Introduction to PCMH: Foundational Concepts of the Medical Home

May 16 - 17 | Baltimore, MD

About the Program

This program is an in-depth guide to NCQA Recognition requirements and the process for achieving PCMH recognition. Recognized practices and clinicians have proved the relevance of the NCQA PCMH standards to the Triple Aim. The 2017 standards emphasize a practice wide commitment to sustaining the PCMH transformation, demonstrating patient care and population health management, care coordination and ongoing quality improvement.

Practices are rewarded for integrating behavioral healthcare and addressing the impact of social determinants on patient needs. NCQA requirements are positioned to qualify for the Merit-Based Incentive Performance System (MIPS) Clinical Practice Improvement Activities (CPIA) and to support other MIPS requirements under MACRA.

Join us for this thorough review of the PCMH 2017 requirements and the documentation needed to support an application for NCQA Recognition.

At the conclusion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Identify the core attributes of patient-centered medical homes.
  • Develop strategies for selecting criteria relevant to your practice. 
  • Identify required documentation and determine how to present it.
  • Describe processes and procedures that demonstrate transformation into the medical home model.
  • Work with an assigned NCQA Representative on a plan to earn recognition.
  • Examine the more challenging aspects of the requirements in a variety of practice environments.

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Patricia Barrett, MHSA, PCMH CCE
Vice President, Product Design & Support
Washington, DC

Mina L. Harkins, MBA, MT (ASCP), PCMH CCE
Assistant Vice President, Recognition Programs Policy
Washington, DC

William F. Tulloch, MA, PCMH CCE
Director, Government Recognition Initiatives
Washington, DC

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for any health care professional, health care decision maker or consultant interested in getting the inside perspective directly from expert faculty from NCQA in evaluating a primary care practice and their ability to become Recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home by NCQA.

Date, Event Hours, Location and Event Fees

May 16-17 | Baltimore, MD

Seminar Hours:

Day 1, May 16 : 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Day 2, May 17 : 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Registration 7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m 

Continental breakfast will be served both days; lunch will be served on Day 1.

Registration Fee:

Early Bird Registration Fee: $1,045 on or before April 3, 2017. Regular Registration Fee: $1,115 after April 3, 2017 .

If fees are paid by check, please note that NCQA MUST receive your payment in full no later than three weeks prior to the start of your event in order to guarantee your seat.

To request a discount: Click Here


Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor
300 Light Street
Baltimore, MD
Phone: (410) 528-1234

Room Rate:

$239 Single/Double

Room block ends on or before April 24, 2017 or until block is full. (Ask for the “NQCA room block”)

Space and room rate are subject to availability. Early reservations are strongly recommended.

Continuing Education

In support of improving patient care, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.