The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a model of care that puts patients at the forefront of care. PCMHs build better relationships between patients and their clinical care teams.
Currently 92% of community health centers in our membership have some level of PCMH recognition for at least one of their sites. Most have chosen to get their recognition through the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
This page offers links to resources and information relevant to NCQA PCMH recognition.
The nation’s health centers provide access to primary care services and a primary care medical home to more than 28 million patients. NCQA supports health centers that want to become Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH).
CLICK HERE to learn more about HRSA and NCQA PCMH Development Support.
CLICK HERE to learn more about FREE NCQA Training Opportunities.
CLICK HERE to learn more about HRSA Notice of Intent and Approval.
CLICK HERE to learn more about Adding HRSA Codes to Q-Pass.
The documents below offer a suggested path to earning NCQA PCMH Recognition, including which criteria might be best to demonstrate at earlier and later virtual review sessions. Practices are not required to follow the suggestions. A practice that is attesting to criteria or using a prevalidated vendor may be able to move additional criteria to earlier check-ins.
CLICK HERE to learn more about Distinction in Behavioral Health Integration.
As part of the March 2, 2021, VCHA PCMH Office Hours, Emily Hutt from Healthy Community Health Center shared lessons learned from their organization’s successful experience obtaining NCQA Distinction in Behavioral Health Integration. She also shared the Center’s eCW Care Planning Module created to systematize workflow.
CLICK HERE to watch a recording of our conversation with Emily Hutt, from Healthy Community Health Center (50 mins).
CLICK HERE to view Healthy Community Health Center eClinicalWorks (eCW) Care Planning for Behavioral Health module.
Please Note: Resources in the section are recordings of previous webinars and office hours events hosted by VCHA. The content of this “Archive” may not reflect the most current version of the NCQA Guidelines.
VCHA continues to partner with Community Health Solutions (CHS) to provide PCMH development support for Member health centers.
Email the PCMH Support Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month @ 12:00 noon
Join the PCMH Support Team at CHS on bi-monthly virtual ‘office hours’ where they address PCMH questions received from Members.
Use the following information to join these virtual office hours.