Benefits to Practices, Clinicians and Patients
PCSP recognition not only benefits patient care, the PCSP model benefits practices and staff, as well.
Practices can implement quality improvement initiatives to align with payers; clinicians can see enhanced reimbursement, increased efficiency, MOC credits and the ability to focus on patient care.
Promote Quality Improvement
NCQA’s PCMH and Patient-Centered Specialty Practice (PCSP) Recognition programs enable implementation of systemwide processes to increase delivery of high-value care that includes prevention and chronic care management.
Support Revenue Growth
Federal, state and commercial payers offer incentive programs to practices that earn NCQA PCMH/PCSP Recognition— these practices have implemented quality improvement initiatives to improve performance. NCQA PCSP Recognition prepares practices to succeed.
Improve Practice Efficiency and Staff Satisfaction
PCSP promotes distinct processes and standardized procedures. Roles and responsibilities are defined, to improve staff workflow and communication and help staff perform to the top of their abilities.
Earn Higher Reimbursement
Many payers Partners in Quality offer either enhanced reimbursement for recognized clinicians or support for practices to become recognized.
Succeed in MACRA
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services acknowledges NCQA’s PCMH/PCSP Recognition programs as ways to receive MACRA credit. Clinicians in NCQA-Recognized practices automatically earn full credit in the MIPS Improvement Activities category, and are likely to do well in other MIPS categories.
Earn MOC Credits
Several medical boards award clinicians in NCQA-Recognized practices Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits, reducing the burden on clinicians to perform additional activities.
Better Management of Chronic Conditions
Research shows that the PCSP focus on prevention and chronic disease management helps practices proactively manage patients with complex chronic conditions.
Integrated Care Produces Better Outcomes
Communicating information for shared patient populations results in better patient care.
Better Communication with Practice
NCQA PCSP Recognition promotes effective coordination and communication between specialists and primary care providers. This ensures timely and appropriate referrals and consultations.
Using PCSP Recognition to Shift to Value-Based Care
Read how Gastroenterology Associates of the Piedmont, P.A., improved quality, increased referrals and office visits and moved toward value-based care. Download the case study.