The program will give physician practices a way to gauge the qualifications of a growing number of consultants and other professionals offering their services to help practices become medical homes, according to the firm.
Among other steps, certification involves completing two educational seminars totaling 2.5 days and passing a comprehensive examination. The examination, proctored and given at specific sites, has 150 multiple choice questions and a time limit of three hours. More information on applying for the program, soon to include sample test questions, is available here.
NCQA will list certified medical home content experts on its Web site. The organization continues to operate a patient-centered medical home recognition program for practices, with more than 5,000 practices having received the recognition.