Successful use of Health IT enabled Quality Improvement requires a strong organizational foundation. This includes understanding motivating factors as well as barriers, communicating the value of using Health IT to improve quality and outcomes, and building buy in and commitment throughout all levels of the organization. Resources in this section provide ideas and guidance on how to navigate this critical first step.

AirTable interactive PCMH 2017 Support Tool

AirTable interactive PCMH 2017 Support Tool

NCQA's Patient Centered Medical Home 2017 Recognition

HITEQ's AirTable interactive PCMH Support Tool is intended to help health centers gauge their readiness and plan for meeting the NCQA 2017 PCMH Requirements. Of course, completing this does not guarantee passing PCMH recognition process, it is intended to help you assess and plan!

Health centers should reference requirements from NCQA to ensure a complete understanding of the requirements prior to using the HITEQ tool. Some helpful links are included below:

Review process: The review is now an interactive, multi-meeting process rather than a single submission. It is now comprised of three virtual reviews (often called virtual check-ins) over 12 months. Each virtual check-in will center around your NCQA reviewer reviewing your submitted criteria. Any remaining virtual check-ins allow practices the opportunity to revise or resubmit previous criteria. Learn more about virtual check-ins here.

Changes: Under 2017 standards there is only one level of recognition, compared to three levels previously. New reporting platform called Q-Pass, and if a practice is working with a Certified Content Expert (CCE) then the CCE can access the system on behalf of the practice. Learn about accessing Q-Pass here.

Timeframe: Plan for 3 to 12 months to implement transformation processes. Most policies and procedures must be in place for 3 months in order to be meet the requirements, needs to be completed in 12 months. PCMH 2017 requires annual renewal as opposed to three-year recognition cycle used previously. 


HITEQ AirTable interactive PCMH Support Tool - Updated with July 2020 Changes from NCQA!

HITEQ's interactive AirTable PCMH Support tool can be accessed for free here.

To use this tool for yourself, make a copy of the Master PCMH Support tool, and duplicate the base and save to your own free AirTable account (click here to set one up and check out this video for an overview). More information on duplicating the AirTable to save for yourself can be found here.


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This resource collection was compiled by the HITEQ Center staff with guidance from HITEQ Advisory Committee members and collaborators of the HITEQ Center.

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