Introduction to NCQA PCMH Recognition and HPC PCMH PRIME Certification

(For Practices in Massachusetts Only)  

November 15-16, 2017 | Shrewsbury, MA

About the Program

More than 11,000 NCQA-Recognized Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) practices and almost 53,000 recognized clinicians have demonstrated the relevance of NCQA’s PCMH Standards to the Triple Aim. The 2017 standards emphasize team-based care with a significant focus on the care management of high-risk populations along with the integration of behavioral health.

Behavioral health integration is being further emphasized in Massachusetts, where practices can now seek certification known as PCMH PRIME. Developed by the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) in collaboration with NCQA, PCMH PRIME identifies criteria that are key to integrating behavioral health care into primary care, and certifies NCQA PCMH Recognized practices that meet a majority of these criteria.

Join us for a thorough review of the NCQA PCMH 2017 standards and the PCMH PRIME requirements. The training will review NCQA PCMH standards, documentation requirements, and application process. NCQA faculty will also include a unit on the PCMH PRIME program and certification process, with a focus on the PCMH PRIME program updates released in late September  (please visit this page for further information about PCMH PRIME program changes). We will practice scoring elements and examining documentation that supports an application towards becoming a recognized NCQA PCMH and achieving PCMH PRIME certification.  This educational session will be presented by William Tulloch and Vicki Gavaghan.

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

  • Explain the measurement and documentation requirements for NCQA PCMH Recognition and PCMH PRIME certification;
  • Describe processes and procedures that demonstrate the transformation of a practice;
  • Discuss expectations for each requirement; and
  • Understand the pathway to becoming NCQA PCMH Recognized and PCMH PRIME certified. 

Seats are limited for this free training. Early registration is highly recommended.   Registrations will be accepted until all available slots are filled, or until 5:00 pm on Tuesday November 7, 2017

Agenda (TBD) 


William Tulloch
Director, Government Recognition Initiatives & Projects

Tracelyn Hairston
Manager, Government Recognition Initiatives & Projects

Who Should Attend 

This program is designed for any health care professional, health care decision maker, or consultant in Massachusetts interested in getting the inside perspective directly from expert faculty from NCQA about PCMH 2017 and PCMH PRIME, a certification program focused on integrating behavioral health care in the primary care setting. 

Date, Event Hours, Location and Event Fees


UMass Office of the President,
333 South Street, 4th Floor
Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Seminar Hours:

Day 1, November 15: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Day 2, November 16: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Registration Fee:

There is no cost to participants for this session, but registration is required.

Program Registration:

Participants may register by completing a registration form here. Registrations will be accepted until all available slots are filled, or until 5:00 pm on Tuesday November 7, 2017.