Introduction To PCMH: Medical Home Foundational Concepts

This training will be held virtually. Please click here to register. 
 September 21 - 23, 2020  

CPCA is pleased to host the Region IX NCQA Trainings sponsored by the Health Resources and Services Administration and in partnership with the Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers, Nevada Primary Care Association, Hawaii Primary Care Association, Pacific Island Primary Care Association, Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County, Orange County Partners in Health, Health Center Partners and the Redwood Community Health Coalition. 

NCQA's Introduction to PCMH Program: Foundational Concepts of the Medical Home 

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. 

What You Will Learn  
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. 

NCQA PCMH Content Expert Certification

The NCQA PCMH Content Expert Certification (CEC) program certifies individuals who demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the patient-centered medical home model of care and the NCQA PCMH Recognition Program, including a mastery of the NCQA concepts, criteria and the PCMH Recognition process.

Learners who attend both the Introduction to PCMH and Advanced PCMH seminars become eligible to sit for the CCE exam to become certified. Current CCEs may earn maintenance of certification credit by attending either seminar.

Prospective CCEs

To facilitate eligibility for the CCE exam, prospective CCEs should register for each seminar using the same email address.

Current CCEs

In order to claim MOC credit, current CCEs should register for each seminar using the same email address associated with their CCE account and also enter their CCE ID.

Accreditation and Continuing Education Credit

In support of improving patient care, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation  Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical  Education (ACCME), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

  • 8 continuing education credits for the healthcare team.
  • 8 maintenance of certification credits for NCQA PCMH CCEs.


  • Bill Tulloch: Director, Quality Solutions Group - NCQA
  • Christina Borden: Director, Recognition Program Policy Resources - NCQA

Who Should Attend

Registration is limited to community health center staff. Registration is limited to 2 staff members per health center organization. Subsequent registrants from the same health center will be put on a waitlist and be invited to participate if room is available.

Advance registration is required for all CPCA training and events. In order to ensure you receive all important communications and any materials which may be made available in advance, you must register for events at least on week prior to any event.    
CANCELLATION POLICY To receive a refund, all cancellations must be in writing and must be received by emailing according to the following schedule:

  • Cancellations received on or before 20 business days of the event will result in a full refund minus a 10% processing fee.
  • Cancellations received on or before 10 business days of the event  will result in a 50% refund minus a 10% processing fee.
  • Cancellations received on or before 5 business days of the event  will result in a 25% refund minus a 10% processing fee.
  • No refunds will be offered for cancellations received after 5 business days before the event.
  • Cancellations after the conclusion of the event are non-refundable.
  • Substitutions are encouraged.
  • No Shows” are non-refundable

Disclaimer: The information on this session is intended only to provide a general overview of the topics addressed.  This session is not intended to provide legal advice or substitute for the guidance, counsel or advice of legal counsel on any matters particular to a specific primary care clinic.

9/21/2020 - 9/23/2020 11:59 PM

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