At November Practice Reporting Committee meeting, Margalit Gur-Arie, Partner with BizMed, presented on the NCQA standards and provided information on the BizMed Toolbox. The BizMed Toolbox is free software which allows practices to review and prepare to meet the 2017 PCMH NCQA concepts and competencies prior to registering for NCQA Q-Pass. The toolkit contains policy templates that practices to edit to reflect their own work flows and excel spreadsheet tools that can be used for capturing and monitoring performance. Practices can additionally submit practice documentation directly to NCQA from the BizMed platform.
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is releasing new PCMH standards on April 3, 2017. Curious about what to expect? Take an exclusive look at the standards before they come out!
NCQA is holding a preview webinar on Wednesday, January 25, at 2:30 p.m. EST, to:
Provide an overview of the redesigned recognition process.
Highlight the 2017 standards, including changes in criteria and updated scoring.
Discuss the new standards with a roundtable of experts that includes physicians, consultants and NCQA staff.
The webinar is for practices thinking about NCQA PCMH Recognition for the first time and for recognized practices deciding about renewal. Attendees will receive a document with an overview of the standards.
Tricia Barrett, Vice President, Product Design and Support, NCQA
Yul Ejnes, MD, MACP, Internist, Coastal Medical
Deborah Johnson Ingram, BA, NCQA PCMH CCE, Program Director, Primary Care Development Corporation.
Suzanne Berman, MD, FAAP, Pediatrician, Plateau Pediatrics
Cari Miller, MSM, NCQA PCMH CCE, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New
Before and during the webinar, join the conversation on Twitter at #PCMH2017.
Instructions for Obtaining NCAQ Value Set Spreadsheet
The Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island would like to wish our participating practice, East Greenwich Family Medicine, congratulations on earning NCQA Level 3 PCMH Recognition!
Primary care practices are often challenged with developing centralized care plans that both practice teams and patients can use together to improve care. Both OHIC and NCQA have established care planning assessment and interventions standards. CTC-RI created a “Care Plan Crosswalk” document that practices can use to better assure that the care plan templates built within the electronic health records address the recommended care plan elements (click here to view the Care Plan Elements NCQA and OHIC).
NCQA recently released the updates to the 2014 Policies and Standards and a 2014 Frequently Asked Questions document. Practices are encouraged to review these documents to ensure that practices are using the most update to date interpretation of information and resources.
Many thanks are extended to the CTC sub-committee members that met on July 12, 2016 to provide CTC project management staff with feedback on the draft 2017 NCQA standards and elements. CTC submitted feedback to NCQA on the Draft 2017 Standards with the following key recommendation themes: