Physician Practice Connections Recognition Program (PPC) (Retired)


Since March of 2013 the PPC program has been retired and is no longer accepting any applicants. 

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 PCS question using In the portal, click “My Questions”, select “Ask a Question,” then select “Policy/Program Clarification Support", or call (888) 275-7585, M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET.


Recognition Program Resources

Free Webinar Training
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In-Person Training
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Health Plans Using Recognition
A list of insurers who use NCQA Recognition to improve quality.

Data License
Using our Recognition data in your own directories.