To date, just over 4,900 group practices--encompassing 23,000 physicians, physician assistants and advanced nurse practitioners--have attained NCQA recognition as a medical home (the group also recognizes excellence of care in specific disease states). The recognition is a critical first step in participating in payer incentive programs targeting primary care practices. It’s an I.T.-intensive care delivery model with the potential to reduce cost and better coordinate care by having primary care physicians be the quarterback of a patient’s treatment.
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