Payer Support: Partners in Quality

Because NCQA PCMH Recognition is associated with lower costs and better quality, many payers offer financial support, coaching and technical assistance or physician tiering for practices that earn NCQA PCMH Recognition. Many value-based contracts also incorporate NCQA PCMH Recognition as part of their incentive program.

Many payers recognize that practices with NCQA PCMH Recognition are well-positioned to provide a patient-centered approach to delivering high quality care and improved health outcomes. Health plans, medical associations, clinically integrated networks and states are just some of the organizations that provide qualifying financial incentives or transformation support services to practices seeking NCQA Recognition, at no cost to the practice. Providers achieving NCQA Recognition also receive Maintenance of Certification credits from the American Board of Family Medicine (PCMH, DRP, HSRP), the American Board of Internal Medicine (PCMH, PCSP), the American Board of Pediatrics (PCMH) and the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PCSP).

To find organizations in your state that support Recognition, including Partners in Quality, search the NCQA Resource Directory of Incentives for NCQA Recognition.

The NCQA Partners in Quality (PIQ) program recognizes organizations that provide financial incentives or support services to practices seeking recognition through one or more of these NCQA programs:

  • Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition.
  • Patient-Centered Specialty Practice Recognition.
  • Patient-Centered Connected Care Recognition.
  • Heart and Stroke Recognition Program.
  • Diabetes Recognition Program.

Click here for more information on the NCQA Partners in Quality program.

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