Types of Practices

The Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS) Person-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model is a proactive, team-based approach that puts the person at the center of their care. This proactive approach leads to improved care coordination and quality of care. The DSS PCMH program and National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) PCMH recognition process run concurrently.


An important aspect of the PCMH model is the use of Electronic Health Records (EHR). The use of EHR will allow your practice to track and use patient data to anticipate healthcare needs and close gaps in care.

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Select the practice type that matches your practice:

Private Practices

The PCMH model will help you to improve your workflows and create consistent policies that result in better care coordination for your patients.

Please note: NCQA PCMH recognition is considered only for sites that have specifically achieved recognition.

The PCMH model is available to private practices through the NCQA PCMH recognition program. In addition, private practices are eligible for financial incentives during the Glide Path process and while maintaining NCQA PCMH recognition. Our Clinical Practice Transformation Specialist (CPTS) team is here to assist you with the submission process, renewal process, and any other PCMH related issues you may have along the way.

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You are eligible for the Glide Path Option. The Glide Path Option includes financial incentives for an 18-24 month period and runs concurrently to the NCQA PCMH recognition process.

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Outpatient Hospital Clinics

The PCMH model provides the processes and tools needed to effectively coordinate patient care and improve clinical quality.

Please note: Per DSS Provider Bulletin 2016-06, as of July 1, 2016, outpatient hospital clinics interested in participating in the DSS PCMH program are required to enroll as a practitioner group(s) in the Connecticut Medical Assistance Program (CMAP) to bill for outpatient professional services with Gainwell Technologies, the state’s claims and enrollment broker.

The DSS PCMH program is available to Outpatient Hospital Clinics through both the NCQA PCMH recognition program and The Joint Commission PCMH certification program. Outpatient Hospital Clinics are eligible for financial incentives for either program listed above through our Glide Path Option. Practices that pursue these recognition programs will receive technical assistance from a Clinical Practice Transformation Specialist (CPTS) to help you with the submission process.

To help you make the best decision for your practice, we have compiled important information about each program.

Glide Path: The Glide Path Option provides enhanced reimbursement rates for an 18-24 month period and runs concurrently with the NCQA recognition process.

Learn more about the Glide Path Option

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