CipherHealth Earns NCQA PCMH Prevalidation!

We’re excited to announce that CipherHealth has achieved PCMH (Patient-Centered Medical Home) Prevalidation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for NCQA’s PCMH 2017 Program. CipherHealth’s prevalidation offers physician practices a streamlined pathway towards becoming PCMH Recognized.

PCMH Prevalidation is designed to help organizations identify health IT solutions that alleviate aspects of meeting NCQA PCMH Program requirements. The PCMH model is vital to the healthcare continuum, as it encourages improved quality of care and enhanced provider-patient relationships. Also, the model encourages organizations to embrace technology by introducing incentives for adoption.

When practices achieve NCQA PCMH recognition, not only do these organizations reap the benefits of increasing their bottom lines but, it also positively affects their patients. Studies show that when practices are NCQA PCMH prevalidated, quality of care is improved and the patient experience is enhanced, all while reducing cost.

CipherHealth’s patient engagement solutions were able to demonstrate the capability to meet the program’s essential elements, which exemplify characteristics of the medical home. Attaining NCQA PCMH Prevalidation directly aligns with CipherHealth’s mission to “improve patient outcomes and experiences through enhanced communication and care team coordination”.

CipherHealth’s automated outreach solution, care management platform, and point of care survey application are prevalidated by the NCQA for autocredit for five criteria towards a practice’s PCMH evaluation. CipherHealth also received supporting designations for four other criteria in the PCMH 2017 Standards.

We are honored to receive this designation from the NCQA and look forward to helping physician practices achieve NCQA PCMH recognition. By providing technology that helps organizations create the patient-focused, coordinated care infrastructure required of NCQA PCMHs, CipherHealth is assisting organizations in an important transformation in healthcare. Patient-centered medical homes are the future of healthcare delivery, and CipherHealth technology is helping organizations get there.

For more information about how CipherHealth technology can help your organization achieve NCQA PCMH recognition, contact us today.

Tanisha Morris, Market Manager, is based in CipherHealth's headquarters in New York City. She specializes in all things post-acute with a special concentration on the home health industry. Tanisha obtained her BS from The Lincoln University and her MPS from The City College of New York.