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Introduction to the NCQA Patient-Centered Specialty Practice Recognition Program

May 19 | Baltimore, MD 

About the Program

The National Committee for Quality Assurance—architect of America’s most popular patient-centered medical home model—has extended the medical home concept to specialists and released its latest program: NCQA Patient-Centered Specialty Practice (PCSP) Recognition.

Now specialty practices committed to access, communication and care coordination can earn accolades as the “neighbors” that surround and inform the medical homes and colleagues in primary care.

Practices that become recognized will demonstrate superior patient-centered care and clinical quality through: streamlined referral processes and care coordination with referring clinicians, timely patient and caregiver-focused care management and continuous clinical quality improvement. Specialty practices that are Recognized through NCQA receive automatic credit in demonstrating Clinical Practice Improvement Activities under the recently released MACRA rules.

The purpose of this educational program is to help participants:

  • Examine the essential characteristics of a recognized patient-centered specialty practice program.
  • Identify the measurement and documentation criteria for each of NCQA’s requirements.
  • Facilitate the NCQA survey and evaluation process.

At the completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Review and discuss sample submissions for PCSP Recognition and identify documentation that does or does not meet the requirements.
  • Discuss scoring for each element and identify valid content and a clear application strategy for becoming a recognized patient-centered specialty practice.
  • Identify aspects of the survey and evaluation process that may challenge or enhance an efficient application and survey submission in a variety of practice environments. 

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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 specialty practice and their ability to become a recognized NCQA Patient-Centered Specialty Practice.

Attendees include but not limited to:

  • Medical Specialists
  • Physician assistants
  • Nurses/Nurse practitioners
  • Pharmacists/Pharmacy technicians
  • Care team members
  • Consultants
  • Hospital and health system executives and managers  

Date, Location & Seminar Fees

May 19 | Baltimore, MD 

Seminar is 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration is 7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 

Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.  

Registration Fees:  

Early Bird Registration Fee: $845 on or before April 19, 2017.
Regular Registration Fee: $915 after April 19, 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.


Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor
300 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
410- 528-1234

Special NCQA Room Rate:  $239 on or before April 19, 2017

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.

This live educational activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Continuing nursing education contact hours will be provided to participants.