Introduction to PCSP Online Module

Cost: $349.00

Introduction to Patient-Centered Specialty Practice (PCSP) Online Course

Through the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program, specialty practices that are committed to access, communication and care coordination can earn accolades as the “neighbors” that surround and inform the medical homes and colleagues in primary care.

Practices that become recognized will demonstrate superior patient-centered care and clinical quality through streamlined referral processes and care coordination with referring clinicians, timely patient and caregiver-focused care management and continuous clinical quality improvement. Specialty practices that are Recognized through NCQA receive automatic credit in demonstrating Clinical Practice Improvement Activities under the MACRA rules.

This training consists of 12 self-pace modules which will guide you through an in-depth review of the essential characteristics of a recognized patient-centered specialty practice program and Identify the measurement and documentation criteria for each of NCQA’s requirements. You will also review the annual reporting approach and process.  

Target Audience

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 specialty practice and their ability to become a recognized NCQA Patient-Centered Specialty Practice.

Attendees include but not limited to:

•  Medical Specialists

•  Physician assistants

•  Nurses/Nurse practitioners

•  Pharmacists/Pharmacy technicians

•  Care team members

•  Consultants

•  Hospital and health system executives and managers

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

•  Review and discuss the concepts for PCSP Recognition and identify documentation that does or does not meet the requirements.

•  Discuss scoring and application strategies for becoming a recognized patient-centered specialty practice.

•  Identify aspects of the survey and evaluation process that may challenge or enhance an efficient submission in a variety of practice environments.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 ACPE
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.00 ANCC
  • 3.00 IPCE
  • 1.00 Participation
  • 3.00 PCMH CCE
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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) to provide Interprofessional Continuing Education for the healthcare team. 

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 3.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change. 

This educational activity is approved for: 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

This educational activity is approved for 3.0 nursing contact hours.*

The assigned universal program number: JA0004597-0000-20-044-H04-P. 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 program grants 3.0 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) points for PCMH Certified Content Experts.  This program is not considered a required CCE quarterly webinar.

ATTENTION: Effective February 1, 2022, this on-demand (enduring material) activity no longer offers credits for the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the American Psychological Association (APA), or the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB). Only applicable professionals who fully completed this on-demand activity prior to February 1, 2022, are eligible for AAPA, APA, or ASWB credits. No other CEUs are impacted by this change.

Available Credit

  • 3.00 ACPE
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.00 ANCC
  • 3.00 IPCE
  • 1.00 Participation
  • 3.00 PCMH CCE


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