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Government Recognition Initiative & Projects (GRIP)

NCQA GRIP manages government contracts that promote the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model in Federally-Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). Current contracts with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) provides financial support for the costs of NCQA PCMH Recognition and technical assistance in achieving Recognition and Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) Recognition.

Program Information

Eligible Corporate Elements PCMH 2014   

Add-on Policy & Procedure

PCMH 2014 Single Site Renewal Requirements

PCMH 2014 Renewal and Multi-Site Requirements

PCMH 2011-PCMH 2014 Crosswalk

PCMH/PCSP Clinician Workbook Changes – Use the workbook to update the clinician changes during your Recognition period.

Interactive Survey System: How to View and Print Results

PCMH Recognition Redesign


GRIP Training Calendar - 2nd Quarter 2017

PCMH 2017 Training Presentation

Recorded Training
Access pre-recorded trainings for PCMH Standards, ISS and Application Training



MA HPC PCMH PRIME Massachusetts’ Health Policy Commission (HPC), in partnership with NCQA, has developed the MA HPC PCMH PRIME certification program. This voluntary certification program, available to Massachusetts practices, will endorse practices that meet NCQA's rigorous guidelines for patient-centered care and succeed in maintaining additional behavioral health care services for their population. To learn more about MA HPC PCMH PRIME click here.

Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA)

Apply for HRSA’s PCMHHI Program

Mock Survey Information


For more information, submit a PCS question using In the portal, click “My Questions”, select “Ask a Question,” then select “Policy/Program Clarification Support".

See if your question has already been answered. Access important FAQs and other important information before you submit your question:

Recognition Program Resources

Program Training
These free programs will help complete the application and submission process.

Purchase Survey Materials
Obtain materials for Recognition application and submission for the Recognition programs

Health Plans Using Recognition
See how health plans are using NCQA Recognition Programs to improve quality.

Data License
Learn how to license the Recognition data to use in your own provider directories.

2012 PQRS Participation
NCQA will be accepting data submissions for the PQRS registry on behalf of EPs seeking payment starting in July 2012. More information coming soon.

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