Wed, September 20, 2017 7:00 am - Fri, September 22, 2017 4:00 pm

NCQA PCMH 2017 Training

*Registration has closed.  If you need assistance contact Hannah Hysell (*

Intro to PCMH 2017: Foundational Concepts of the Medical Home

September 20-21, 2017

This program is an in-depth guide to NCQA Recognition requirements and the process for achieving PCMH recognition. Recognized practices and clinicians have proved the relevance of the NCQA PCMH standards to the Triple Aim. The 2017 standards emphasize a practice wide commitment to sustaining the PCMH transformation, demonstrating patient care and population health management, care coordination and ongoing quality improvement.

Practices are rewarded for integrating behavioral healthcare and addressing the impact of social determinants on patient needs. NCQA requirements are positioned to qualify for the Merit-Based Incentive Performance System (MIPS) Clinical Practice Improvement Activities (CPIA) and to support other MIPS requirements under MACRA.

Join us for this thorough review of the PCMH 2017 requirements and the documentation needed to support an application for NCQA Recognition.

At the conclusion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Identify the core attributes of patient-centered medical homes.
  • Identify required documentation and determine how to present it.
  • Describe processes and procedures that demonstrate transformation into the medical home model.
  • Work with an assigned NCQA Representative on a plan to earn recognition.
  • Examine the more challenging aspects of the requirements in a variety of practice environments.

This program is designed for any health care professional, health care decision maker or consultant interested in getting the inside perspective directly from expert faculty from NCQA in evaluating a primary care practice and their ability to become Recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home by NCQA. 

Advanced PCMH 2017: Succeeding in Medical Home Recognition* 
September 22, 2017

*Intro to PCMH 2017 is a prerequisite.

The NCQA PCMH Recognition program plays an integral role in practice transformation and improving the quality of health care. This advanced course is intended for individuals who have applied NCQA PCMH Recognition requirements in the practice setting. It examines the PCMH 2017 standards and the redesigned assessment process. It takes a hands-on approach to each PCMH Concept, and a deeper dive to explore the key characteristics of a successful medical home.

This course will discuss evidence to support the core and elective criteria. It will also focus on advanced topics such as the Distinction Modules, electronic Clinical Quality Measures, and how to receive autocredit.  Attendees will participate in facilitated activities that demonstrate how earning elective credits builds upon the Core criteria of a Competency. Our faculty will incorporate topics on behavioral health integration, the importance of assessing the social determinants of patient health, engaging with patients and the community, and continuous quality improvement.


At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss vendor prevalidation, autocredit, electronic clinical quality measurement, and certified electronic reporting to facilitate recognition and annual reporting.
  • Explain how elective criteria build upon core criteria within a competency.
  • List the opportunities and challenges to succeed in the PCMH model of care.
  • Determine a strategy for preparing a practice for the three (3) virtual check-ins and begin to create a transformation plan.
  • Describe the types of evidence a practice can provide to meet the intent of a criterion, competency, and concept.
  • Explain the role of PCMH Certified Content Experts in assisting practices through the Commit, Transform, and Succeed parts of the PCMH recognition.

This interactive program is geared towards individuals with significant knowledge of the NCQA PCMH Standards and experience implementing those standards in a practice setting and who have attended the Introduction to PCMH 2017 seminar; and those who intend to obtain the individual Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Content Expert Certification credential.  

Attend both Intro to PCMH 2017 & Advanced PCMH 2017 for one low cost!  

Registration fee: $1,000/person.

*Registration has closed.  If you need assistance contact Hannah Hysell (*

Participants have the option to attend Intro to PCMH 2017 only. The cost of the training is the same whether you choose to attend only the first session or both. Participants wishing to attend Advanced PCMH 2017 are required to attend Intro to PCMH 2017 as a prerequisite.

IPCA affiliated community health centers are eligible for a discount.  Discount details provided upon registration.  IPCA affiliated community health center staff must use your Cube log in information to obtain discount. Contact if you need assistance accessing your Cube account.  

Training location:

Concordia University Law School
501 W Front St.
Boise, ID 83072

Hotel information:

Courtyard Boise Downtown 
222 S. Broadway Avenue  Boise  ID  83702

A group rate of $159/night is available on a first come, first served basis.  

Book your room at the Courtyard today.  The last day to book is August 29th (unless sold out).