Promoting Your Recognition
Earning NCQA PCMH Recognition can set you apart from your peers in attracting patients and contracting with payers. NCQA encourages practices to advertise their achievement. Download a seal signifying your recognition status. You can proudly display the seal in advertisements, on business cards, letterheads or signs in your office. There are guidelines for promoting your recognition. View the Guidelines for Advertising and Marketing Recognition Programs.
Your practice is welcome to download, personalize and distribute a press release to local media. First, send your release to email@example.com for review and approval. If you would like NCQA to distribute a press release, complete the local media contacts form and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After your practice earns recognition, it is listed in the NCQA Report Cards Directory of Recognized Practices. All clinicians associated with your practice are listed, as well (so be sure to keep this list up to date with NCQA).
Payers and Directories
As patients search for new clinicians, many will see your recognition status. NCQA lets accredited health plans know which clinicians are in practices that earn NCQA PCMH Recognition. Many health plans include this recognition status in the information they provide to members. In addition, several third-party physician directories include NCQA Recognition status in search results.