Physician Practice Connections Recognition Program (PPC) (Retired)


NCQA's Physician Practice Connections (PPC) program recognized practices that used systematic processes and information technology to enhance the quality of patient care. Meeting PPC® standards showed practices had established connections to information, patients and other providers that allow them to: 

  • Know and use patient histories 
  • Follow up with patients and other providers 
  • Manage patient populations and use evidence –based care 
  • Employ electronic tools to prevent medical errors. 
There were nine PPC® standards and three levels of recognition. This program is now retired and no longer accepting applications. However you might want to consult our PCMH or PCSP programs to see if you are eligible.

Program Information

After | I'm Recognized


For more information, submit a question to PPCS or call (888) 275-7585, M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET.


Recognition Program Resources

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

In-Person Training
NCQA offers a host of live educational seminars on Recognition programs around the country. Find information on the next training sessions.

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.