Practice Fusion makes it easier for independent practices to achieve Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition (PCMH)

We’re pleased to announce that the Practice Fusion EHR (Version 3.6) has achieved PCMH Prevalidation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for NCQA’s PCMH 2014 Program. This will offer your practice a streamlined pathway for achieving PCMH Recognition:
NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home Recognized

  • Practices using Practice Fusion EHR (Version 3.6) are now prevalidated to receive 10.87 points in approved autocredit towards NCQA’s PCMH 2014 scoring.
  • The Practice Fusion EHR (Version 3.6) also earned a supporting designation for 31 factors, meaning Practice Fusion’s customers will have a more streamlined pathway towards achieving at least 58 of the factors required for formal NCQA PCMH Recognition.
  • Practices that use an NCQA Prevalidated system with autocredit awarded to a factor do not have to submit documentation for that associated factor within their PCMH Survey.

By following our NCQA-approved, practice-supported workflows combined with the autocredits you’ll receive just for using Practice Fusion’s PCMH prevalidated EHR, your practice can more easily collect points needed to achieve PCMH recognition from the NCQA.

What is NCQA PCMH Prevalidation?

NCQA’s PCMH Prevalidation evaluates EHR systems and other health technology solutions providing functionality that completely meet or support factor-level requirements within applicable NCQA PCMH Standards. If a health IT solution completely meets the functional requirements of a given factor, automatic credit (known as “autocredit”) points are awarded. Once a solution receives autocredit or a supporting designation for one or more factors, it is considered “Prevalidated.”

Achieving NCQA PCMH Recognition with Practice Fusion’s EHR offers many benefits for your practice

In addition to delivering a higher quality of care to patients, practices that achieve NCQA PCMH Recognition may see other benefits, including:

  • Improved efficiency and lower practice costs. NCQA’s PCMH guidelines are best-in-class for helping to streamline care coordination and care management.
  • Enhanced reimbursement support. Federal, state and commercial payers may offer incentive programs and greater support to practices that receive NCQA PCMH Recognition.
  • Additional recognition. Accreditation indicates to patients that a practice offers enhanced services and higher quality of care.
  • Streamlined participation in other value-based care models. The core competencies to becoming a patient-centered medical home can help you succeed with other value-based care initiatives and programs such as Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) and accountable care organizations (ACOs).

“PCMH closes the gap of communication because it provides extra care for the patients when they leave the office…a lot of patients leave the office, and they don’t remember what they should do… I think that we have improved outcomes in some specific patient populations [such as] diabetes, which requires a lot of education.” - Dr. Mary Ann Moore, M.D. Practice Fusion customer

You can learn more about achieving NCQA PCMH Recognition by visiting the NCQA website.

Get more out of value-based programs

Achieving NCQA PCMH Prevalidation is part of our ongoing commitment to helping you succeed with value-based reimbursement. Regardless of the participation path you choose in value-based programs, our team is here to provide the tools and personal support for your practice to thrive in 2017 and beyond.