NCQA is retiring the Oncology Medical Home Recognition Program at the end of 2019.
- Practices seeking recognition can still submit their ISS survey tool for Oncology Medical Home Recognition through December 31, 2019.
- Practices that have already earned recognition will maintain their status through their expiration date.
- For a listing of the oncology practices that were pioneers of this program, visit the NCQA Report Cards.
Information For Oncology Practices Seeking Recognition
Practices that were planning on pursuing NCQA Oncology Medical Home Recognition and have already purchased the ISS Survey tool may still submit their survey tool through December 31, 2019.
Practices that planned to pursue Oncology Medical Home Recognition using the 2019 Oncology standards should instead pursue Patient-Centered Specialty Practice (PCSP) Recognition. The PCSP Recognition program builds on Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition program by recognizing specialty practices that excel in delivering high-quality, patient-centered care. It focuses on proactive coordination and sharing information where everyone in the practice works as a team to coordinate care with primary care, other referring clinicians, community resources and secondary services.
The Oncology Medical Home Recognition program featured 7 standards area. The first 6 standards areas are the same standards that are a part of the PCSP Recognition Program. If you were preparing for Oncology Medical Home Recognition, you are already well-positioned to meet PCSP Recognition criteria.
You can download a copy of the PCSP standards here and learn more about the updated program here.