Timeline for Renewing Your Recognition

For NCQA-Recognized Specialty Practices That Have Earned Level 3 Recognition.

Below is the process and recommended timeline for earning NCQA PCSP Recognition using the redesigned recognition process for practices that are currently recognized as NCQA Level 3. To renew your Recognition, you will follow the Annual Reporting process. You will attest to some policies and procedures and submit data to NCQA. This means submitting evidence via documentation or providing measurement data. Annual Reporting will sustain your practice’s recognition and help you foster continuous improvement.

Recognition Learning the Annual Reporting RequirementsDownload the Annual Reporting Requirements needed to sustain your PCSP Recognition. Requirements change from year to year. Be sure to download the requirements for the year of your first Annual Report.6-9 months
Determine which Annual Reporting requirements you are required to submitEnsure your practice is aligned with the Annual Reporting requirements for your reporting year. You will attest to continuing to meet the current PCSP requirements without providing the evidence required of practices seeking recognition for the first time.6-9 months
Log into Q-PASSYou will need to claim your organization in Q-PASS to get started. Please note: Multi-site accounts should contact NCQA in advance through My NCQA.4 months
Update/confirm organization informationUpdate/confirm organizational information in Q-PASS. In Q-PASS you can update clinician information, contact information, change addresses and add users to your account.4 months
Enroll through Q-PASSThis starts the Annual Reporting process. NOTE: Enroll at least 3 months prior to your recognition expiration date. All Annual Reporting requirements (data and documentation) must be submitted no later than 30 days prior to your recognition expiration date.3+ months
Connect with Your NCQA RepresentativeYou will be assigned an NCQA Representative who will be available to assist you with educational resources and answers to your questions.3 months
Upload EvidenceDemonstrate that you are embracing measurement and quality improvement. Submit documentation and data via Q-PASS.1+ months
Earn RecognitionNCQA notifies your practice of its Recognition status.0 months
Print Your Recognition CertificateOnce notified of recognition, go into Q-PASS and print Recognition Certificate (from the My Evaluation screen in Q-PASS).0 months
Annual ReportingYour practice performs ongoing quality improvement and submits evidence of this during Annual Reporting to sustain NCQA Recognition and succeed as an NCQA-Recognized PCSP.11 months after your recognition date (1 month prior to anniversary date)
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