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  • 1. 2011 PCMH Standards and GuidelinesThank you for your interest in the NCQAs 2011 PCMH Standardsand Guidelines. We have updated the files as of 8:45 a.m. (ET),Tuesday, March 29, 2011, to coincide with the release of the2011 PCMH Survey Tool and to reflect the changes listed below.If you accessed or saved the files before this time, please log intothe Download Center and download the new files. The individualchanges are listed below:Front Matter Overview - clarified language Policies and Procedures o The PCMH On-line Application Process - clarified language o Multi-Site Eligibility - specified eligibility requirements for the multi-site applicationStandards Added to and clarified explanations in selected Elements Clarified explanations for selected Factors associated with Meaningful Use Added numerator and denominator and calculated percentage scoring requirement for selected Factors associated with Meaningful Use based on 12 months of data in the electronic system. If the practice does not have 12 months of data, it may use a recent 3 month period for the calculation PCMH 2, Element B: Clinical Data o Factor 6: Changed to "System calculates and displays BMI (NA for pediatric practices)" o Factor 7: Changed to "System plots and displays... PCMH 3, Element E: Use Electronic Prescribing o Factor 3: Changed to "Enters electronic medication orders into the medical record for more than 30 percent of patients with at least one medication in their medication list. PCMH 6, Element B: Measure Patient/Family Experience o Factor 1: Added Whole-person care/self- management support
  • 2. Appendix 2: NCQAs Patient-Centered Medical Home(PCMH) 2011 and CMS Stage One Meaningful UseRequirements Revised language to reflect changes in the standardsMedical Record Review Added Data collection may be based on a query of the practices electronic registry, practice management system or the other electronic systems for the important conditions identified on abstracting data National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations and recognizes physicians in key clinical areas. NCQAs HEDIS is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA is committed toproviding health care quality information through the Web, media and data licensingagreements in order to help consumers, employers and others make more informed healthcare choices. For more information, visit