Renewing Your PCSP Recognition

Practices currently recognized in PCSP 2013 (Level 1 or 2), earn recognition at an accelerated pace. You can attest to meeting criteria without the evidence and documentation required of practices seeking recognition for the first time.

Before Enrolling

  • Download the PCSP Standards and Guidelines document. This includes an Accelerated Renewal table to help you identify the criteria to which you can attest.
  • Begin learning the concept areas and criteria.
  • Create an account at Q-PASS is the web-based platform that will be used to submit all documentation and data to NCQA as well as manage the recognition process.
  • Update/confirm organization information. Q-PASS lets you manage multiple organizations, practices, clinicians and recognitions through a single portal.

Enroll in PCSP Recognition Through Q-PASS

This officially starts the recognition process. From this point, your practice has 12 months and 3 check-ins to complete the recognition process. Be certain before enrolling that you are prepared to complete the recognition process within this window.

Steps to Recognition

Kick Off Call with NCQA Representative.

You will be assigned an NCQA representative who will walk you through the recognition process. They will help you set dates for your virtual reviews. If you have more than one site, your representative can provide you guidance on setting up site groups and sharing evidence across sites.

Apply PCSP Criteria to Your Practice.

Implement changes in your practice that align with the PCSP concepts and criteria. Decide which requirements you want to submit and plan how you want to demonstrate your evidence. For certain requirements, you will need to upload evidence such as policies and procedures. You may demonstrate other requirements during the virtual check-in, through screen-sharing technology.

Virtual Reviews.

Participate in up to 3 virtual reviews. Demonstrate that you are embracing measurement and quality improvement via virtual reviews. Virtual reviews must be scheduled 30 days in advance of desired review date.

Submit for Recognition.

Once your virtual reviews are complete and you have met enough criteria to earn PCSP recognition, you formally submit for recognition through Q-PASS.

Earn Recognition.

NCQA reviews your submission one last time and notifies the practice of its recognition status.

Print Your Recognition Certificate.

Once notified of recognition, go into Q-PASS and print Recognition Certificate (from the My Evaluation screen).

Annual Reporting.

Your practice performs ongoing quality improvement and submits evidence of this during Annual Reporting to sustain recognition and succeed as a PCSP recognized practice.

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