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New NCQA Certification Program Identifies Medical Home Experts

January 17, 2013
by Rajiv Leventhal
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The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has launched a credential program—Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Content Expert Certification—that gives individuals a way to demonstrate their knowledge of the NCQA PCMH recognition program, an innovative program for improving primary care.

PCMH Content Expert Certification offers PCMH advocates and coaches a way to stand out from their peers by demonstrating their knowledge and understanding of the NCQA PCMH model. The new program gives practices seeking NCQA Recognition as medical homes a way to gauge the qualifications of the growing numbers of consultants and other professionals who often help practices become medical homes.

 “Professionals who earn PCMH Content Expert Certification will distinguish themselves as authorities on the most transformative delivery system improvement of the last five years,” NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane said in a statement. “By bringing measurement and transparency to the growing marketplace of consultants that has developed around NCQA’s PCMH program, this new service will help the medical home model spread and accomplish even more.”

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