Studies show patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) help to cut costs, and PCMH patients need fewer emergency department visits, hospital stays and specialty care.

PCMH Congress presents tools and information needed to transform practices into an NCQA-Recognized medical home.




Do you have questions about MACRA? PCMH Congress offers a MACRA Implementation Track. See the full agenda for more information on the MACRA sessions, and 10 other topics tracks available this year.



Faculty Articles

Below is a collection of PCMH articles and information provided by our featured healthcare stakeholders. 



Managed Care Innovator, Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, MACP

Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, MACP, Executive Vice President of NCQA — architect of America’s most popular patient-centered model of care — recently sat down with First Report Managed Care to discuss the new process for NCQA recognition, which began April 3.

Dr. Barr is a member of the PCMH Congress 2017 Steering Committee, and will present sessions at the meeting in Orlando this November. His portfolio at NCQA includes performance measurement development and testing, contract/grant management, research, and collaboration across NCQA on strategic initiatives and programs.



Chris Espersen, MSPH

Quality Director, Primary Health Care

PCMH Congress Faculty 2016 Session:

Are You Managing Your PCMH Data, or Are They Managing You? 

Espersen C. Why Medical Home Certification Matters to Mothers (and other Family Members). 2016.



Robert Gabbay, MD, PhD, FACP

Joslin Diabetes Center

PCMH Congress Faculty 2016 Session:

Welcome to the Medical Neighborhood: Specialists as Good Neighbors — Defining the Medical Neighborhood

Bojadzievski T, Gabbay RA. Patient-centered medical home and diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2011; 34(4):1047-53.

Gabbay RA, Friedberg MW, Miller-Day M, et al. A positive deviance approach to understanding key features to achieving diabetes clinical improvement in the medical home. Ann Fam Med. 2013;11 Suppl 1:S99-107.

Bleser WK, Miller-Day M, Naughton D, et al. Strategies for achieving whole-practice engagement and buy-in to the patient-centered medical home. Ann Fam Med. 2014;12(1):37-45.

McGinley EL, Gabbay RA. The impact of new payment models on quality of diabetes care and outcomes. Curr Diab Rep. 2016;16(6):51. 



Roberta E. Goldman, PhD

Brown University Center for Primary Care and Prevention

PCMH Congress Faculty 2016 Session:

Getting Started in Your Neighborhood: Piloting Community Health Teams through a Multi-Payer Approach

Goldman RE, Parker DR, Brown J, et al. Recommendations for a mixed methods approach to evaluating the patient-centered medical home. Ann Fam Med. 2015;13(2):168-175.



Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition 

NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition is the most widely used way to transform primary care practices into medical homes.  Learn More


Recognition Program Resources

PCMH recognition is often included as a requirement in state and/or commercial payer incentive programs, and for entry into high-performance provider networks. This page provides resources to practices pursuing NCQA Recognition through one of the medical home neighborhood or clinical recognition programs. Learn More  


Recognition Seminars

Ready to learn more about joining the transformation? Attend an upcoming introduction to the concepts and recognition programs brought to you by NCQA.