The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is releasing in March the Patient Centered Specialty Recognition Program to recognize those non-primary care practices that engage in processes that promote high-quality, patient-centered, integrated care.
The program was developed to complement NCQA's Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition program and it implements the recommendations included in an American College of Physicians (ACP) policy paper on the role of the “medical neighborhood” within the PCMH care model.
Interested practices may become “early adopters” of this program if they apply by March 19. Benefits include program discounts, free access to related educational events and the designation of a point of contact to provide guidance in the process. More information is available on the NCQA website.