Introduction to PCMH - HRSA Region xx
NCQA’s Introduction to PCMH Program: Foundational Concepts of the Medical Home
HRSA Region xx
This program is an in-depth guide to NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) requirements and the process for achieving PCMH Recognition. The Medical Home model emphasizes a practice-wide commitment to transformation by demonstrating key features such as population health management, care coordination and continuous quality improvement.
NCQA requirements are positioned to help clinicians qualify for the Merit-Based Incentive Performance System (MIPS) Improvement Activities and supports meeting the other MIPS categories under MACRA.
At the conclusion of the program, participants will have the knowledge they need to:
- Explain the core attributes of patient-centered medical homes.
- Understand required evidence and best methods for presenting it to NCQA.
- Know the distinct roles of the NCQA Representative, Evaluator and PCMH CCE.
- Identify criteria relevant to different practice types to establish a pathway towards Recognition.
- Outline the important features and functions of the Q-PASS system.
Christina Borden, PCMH CCE
Christina Borden has spent a majority of her career working to improve patients and providers’ healthcare through implementing more rigorous standards for Patient Centered Medical Home. She has overseen, managed and implemented specific standards and initiatives at a Medicaid managed care association, on Capitol Hill and at NCQA.
Christina is the Director for NCQA's Recognition Programs Policy and Resources (RPPR). In her tenth year with NCQA, Christina oversees the development, implementation, and promotion of NCQA’s Recognition Programs (RP). She maintains and improves NCQA programs as clinical measures and standards change. Additionally, she works to educate stakeholders, interpret and maintain guidelines for RP programs and ensure NCQA’s programs properly align with federal guidelines and the healthcare industry as a whole. When appropriate, Christina represents the department publicly, including in forums for sponsors, state and federal agencies, professional organizations and other partners.
Before joining NCQA, Christina worked at the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) representing non-profit safety net health plans and as a health liaison on Capitol Hill.
William F. Tulloch, MA, PCMH CCE
Bill is NCQA’s Director of Large Account Management and has been with NCQA since 1997. In his role, Bill manages the operations of several government contracts aimed at promoting the Medical Home concepts and works with large health systems that are Recognized or seeking Recognition by NCQA. Bill is a PCMH Certified Content Expert with NCQA.
Prior to this position, Bill was the Director of Customer Resources, providing educational assistance to organizations seeking to improve the quality of care and service they provided. Bill was also previously Director of the Privacy Certification for Business Associates (PCBA) program, a joint offering of NCQA and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Bill helped develop both the PCBA and other new assessment programs in the health care field and improving existing NCQA products as part of the Product Development team. Earlier in his tenure at NCQA Bill served as a Senior Accreditation Manager participating in and coordinating surveys for the MCO, CVO, and MBHO programs. In addition to his other work, Bill has been a frequent faculty member for educational presentations for NCQA, and is a member of the internal team that developed and maintains the Interactive Survey System.
Bill attended Williams College for his undergraduate work, and has a Master’s in Economics from the University of Maryland. For seven years prior to joining NCQA, Bill worked with a health care consulting firm, HTA (now Covance), in Washington, DC, helping medical product manufacturers work in the managed care setting. During his undergraduate years, Bill co-authored two papers on the psychology of juror decision-making, based on original research.
In support of improving patient care, the National Committee for Quality Assurance is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) to provide Interprofessional Continuing Education for the healthcare team.
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 7.75 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
This educational activity is approved for: 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM, ANA CNE, APA, ACPE and ASWB ACE.
The assigned universal program number: #########. Upon successful completion of this program (attending the full session and completing a program evaluation), participants will access CPE Monitor on the ACPE website to locate and track their CPE statement of credit.
This live seminar grants 8.0 "Other CCE Continuing Education" points for PCMH Certified Content Experts.
* Please note – You must attend the entire program to be eligible for total number of contact hours.
- 7.75 AAPA
- 7.75 ACPE
- 7.75 ANCC
- 7.75 APA
- 7.75 ASWB
- 7.75 IPCE
- 1.00 Participation
- 8.00 PCMH CCE