Thank you for your interest in becoming a recognized Patient-Centered Primary Care Home and your commitment to better health and better care at lower costs for all Oregonians.
Any health care practice that meets the key standards set by the program can become a recognized Patient-Centered Primary Care Home, including:
- Physical health providers
- Behavioral, addictions and mental health care providers with integrated primary care services
- Solo practitioners
- Group practices
- Community mental health centers
- Rural health clinics
- Federally qualified health centers
- School-based health centers
Please click here for important information on the 2014 PCPCH recognition criteria.
Steps to apply
1. Review program guides
Any clinics submitting applications for PCPCH recognition on January 1, 2014 or after will apply under the 2014 criteria. Click here to download the 2014 TA Guide.
Fill out the self-assessment tool to find out which standards you meet before filling out the application. This tool helps you answer questions and gather required data in advance to filling out the application. It also helps you estimate which tier of recognition you could qualify for based on what standards you meet.
3. Account Set Up
Before you can apply, your organization must have an account (username and password) with the Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation (Quality Corp)*. By signing in to the PCPCH application system with your Quality Corp account, you will save time by linking information from the Quality Corp database to your PCPCH application if you choose, including characteristics of your practice site and quality data that you can use for the quality measurement data reporting for Standard 2.A. Your account will also provide enhanced security, and will allow you to view the status of your practice site applications in the system.
NOTE: If your organization or practice has already signed up with Quality Corp to use the Secure Provider Portal or view their “Provider Reports,” you do not need to set up a new account. You can use the same username and password for the PCPCH application system.
To find out if your organization already has an account with Quality Corp or to sign up for a new account, please send an email to: email@example.com.
For more information on using Quality Corp data for your PCPCH application, please watch an informational webinar by clicking here.
4. Log into the PCPCH Application System and Apply
Complete and submit the electronic application. Each practice site must submit a separate application. After your application is submitted with all required data, the Oregon Health Authority will review the application and notify you of the results in writing within 60 days. After your clinic is recognized as a primary care home there may be a variety of patient incentives available. Please visit the Payment Incentives to learn more.
We are here to help. Please contact the PCPCH Program team at PCPCH@state.or.us or 503-373-7768 if you have any questions about the application process or the standards for recognition.
The Oregon Health Authority will conduct a verification process on a select percentage of recognized practices. When a practice is selected for an on-site verification, the Technical Assistance and Reporting Guidelines let you know what documentation your clinic must demonstrate to support its attestation. The guidelines also describe how clinics should collect and calculate any data that may be required. If your organization is chosen for a site visit to verify your application attestations, we will contact you to schedule an appointment at least 30 days prior to the intended site visit date.