HealthTeamWorks has provided coaching services, resources and support to practices, groups and networks with the goals of achieving National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognition and providing the tools and capacity to help practices make the changes necessary to improve patient care and outcomes.

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) initially designed its recognition process for the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) to help define the standards to improve quality to thousands of practices. This recognition has been extended to the many active specialist physicians, who previously were not eligible, but have a similar commitment and should be recognized for providing high quality patient-centered care.

Specialty practices choose to receive the Patient-Centered Specialty Practices (PCSP) NCQA to capitalize on opportunities for compensation, such as achieve the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) requirements, which can impact potential MIPS incentives and penalties for eligible physicians applied to Medicare Part B payments. Additionally, PCSP NCQA Recognition is qualified as an approved improvement activity and recognized practices will automatically earn full-credit under the composite performance score (CPS) component.

Care team huddles are often a key driver of effective team-based care. Daily or even twice daily huddles provide an opportunity for communication that is often missed but critical to delivering quality care, especially when working with patients with complex conditions or in need of additional support. Plan your first huddle with this simple reference guide.