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Advanced Primary Care Practice Demonstration Project

Qualis Health was selected by the American Institutes of Research to provide technical assistance for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Federally Qualified Health Center Advanced Primary Care Practice (APCP) Demonstration Project.

The goal of the APCP Demonstration Project was to improve care, promote health and reduce the cost of care provided to Medicare beneficiaries served by 500 participating federally-qualified health centers (FQHCs) and 15 state Primary Care Associations. Participating FQHCs were expected to achieve Level 3 2011 NCQA PCMH Recognition.


Of sites that received direct technical assistance from Qualis Health, 81% achieved Level 3 Recognition by the end of the project.

Our Work

As the lead technical assistance partner, Qualis Health worked directly with more than 115 practices around the country, along with practice coaches from each state’s Primary Care Association. Our support of the health centers included:

  • Administering the Patient-Centered Medical Home Assessment (PCMH-A) to provide baseline data and targeted improvement recommendations
  • Reviewing NCQA PCMH Recognition surveys
  • Assisting with documentation of policies and procedures
  • Conducting virtual learning sessions on topics related to practice transformation and achieving NCQA Recognition
  • Providing resources and tools
  • Delivering more intensive support as needed

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In Detail

»the APCP Demonstration Project on the CMS website

»Patient-Centered Medical Home Assessment (PCMH-A)