Health Center Coaching Pilot
Health Center Coaching Pilot
The Health Center Coaching Pilot funds short-term technical assistance to health centers that lack patient-centered medical home (PCMH) recognition by providing the resources and additional payments to NCQA PCMH Certified Content Experts (CCE’s) who will partner with health centers to begin the process of a Transforming Review. The Health Center Coaching Pilot Program is funded by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
You are invited to participate in the Pilot Program and work with a HRSA-sponsored Health Center who does not currently have PCMH recognition to begin the process of a NCQA PCMH Transforming Review. If you are employed by a health center, your employer can select you for the program.
Each selected CCE must meet and maintain eligibility requirements for the duration of the Pilot Program. The Pilot Program is expected to run from June 13, 2022, through November 20, 2022. A limited number of spots are available.
HRSA-sponsored health centers may be eligible to receive additional financial support HRSA to cover the cost of Transforming Reviews. To qualify for this support, health centers must fila a Notice of Intent (NOI) with the agency. (Refer to the HRSA webpage for information on the NOI process.) NCQA cannot guarantee inclusion in the pilot program.
Interested CCEs that complete this form will receive additional information on registering for one of the training webinar sessions below:
June 24, 2022 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Health Center Coaching Pilot; CCE Pilot Training Session #1
June 28, 2022 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Health Center Coaching Pilot: CCE Pilot Training Session #2
Sessions will be recorded and made available to CCEs who cannot attend the training in person.
Pilot Participation Interest Form (CCE)
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Coaches (CCE’s) partnering with a health center, will support the health center in conducting a self-assessment and gap analysis of the health center’s readiness for NCQA PCMH Recognition, preparing an action plan to identify activities or work needed for the health center to meet PCMH requirements, assisting the health center to enroll in the NCQA PCMH Recognition Program, and scheduling the first Virtual Review with the health center. Coaches are responsibly for supporting the health center to understand and abide by the policies and procedures for NCQA’s PCMH Recognition Program and NCQA’s web-based tools and systems. Coaches area also required to attend a training specific to the pilot.
CCE’s will be paid up to a $6,000 honorarium for a health centers first site, and up to $1,200 honorarium for each additional health center site. Honorarium to the CCEs will be paid in two installments of 50% each.
The first installment will be paid upon a health center’s enrollment in the NCQA Q-PASS System. and the health center has attested that the following milestones have been completed with the support of the CCE, all of which must be completed on or before September 15, 2022:
- Self-assessment of health center with gap analysis for NCQA PCMH requirements.
- Action plan to identify needed activities to meet NCQA PCMH requirements.
- Schedule of activities, including first Virtual Review, to meet the program timeline.
The second installment will be paid upon the health center’s confirmation that the first Virtual Review has been scheduled which must occur no later than 90 days post enrollment, and on or before November 20, 2022.
Payments will be made directly to CCE’s unless you direct payment to your employer. If you are an employee of the health center, NCQA will send payment the health center to help off-set its costs. Except for the honorarium payments described above, no other expenses or costs will be reimbursed by NCQA.
Health Center Eligibility
To participate in the pilot, health centers must be a HRSA-sponsored Health Center who does not currently have PCMH recognition. Additionally, Health centers are responsible for:
- Securing an approved Notice of Intent (NOI) from HRSA. (Refer to the HRSA webpage for information on the NOI process or watch a recent training on securing an NOI.)
- Selecting an eligible CCE
- Attesting that key pilot milestones have been completed with the support of the CCE, all of which must be completed on or before September 15, 2022. NCQA will send attestations after we receive the Pilot Participation Interest Form from a health center.
Health centers are responsible for choosing a CCE to work with and CCE’s must:
- Remain in good standing with NCQA for the duration of the program
- Attend a specific training related to the Pilot Program
- Notify NCQA of your participation in the pilot by completing the Pilot Participation Interest Form
- Notify NCQA when you’ve been selected by a Health Center
- Sign and accept a Letter of Agreement for Health Center Coaching Pilot Program
CCE Next Steps
We are excited for you to participate in the Pilot Program and begin your work with a HRSA-sponsored Health Center to begin the process of an NCQA PCMH Transforming Review. The pilot will only run from June 13, 2022, through November 20, 2022 so we encourage to get started right away by taking the below steps:
- Partner with an eligible health center and notify NCQA by filling out the Pilot Participation Interest Form
- Sign and accept a Letter of Agreement for Health Center Coaching Pilot Program. NCQA will reach out to you about the agreement once you completed the Pilot Participation Interest Form
- Stay informed on pilot program deadlines and health center eligibility requirements
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