NCQA PCMH Guidelines

The NCQA PCMH Standards and Guidelines requirements focus on assessing a practice’s transformation into a medical home and specify goals for improvement. To achieve PCMH recognition, practices must meet all 40 core criteria and earn 25 credits from elective criteria across 5 of the 6 concepts.

Have Questions about PCMH Standards and Guidelines? Visit NCQA’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.

Please Note: NCQA Standards and Guidelines are updated from time to time.  Visit OR the NCQA STORE to download the latest version of the NQCA PCMH Standards and Guidelines. (free for recognized health centers).

NCQA PCMH Standards & Guidelines (version 7.2, effective until December 31, 2022)

NCQA PCMH Standards & Guidelines (version 8, effective January 2023)