Maryland Health Care Commission Tools

The tool below can be used to estimate the FTP and shared savings incentive payments your medical practice may receive by participating in the MMPP program. The results of this tool are only approximations.

Payment Estimator and NCQA Recognition Tool

National Committee for Quality Assurance 

"The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is a private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. Since its founding in 1990, NCQA has been a central figure in driving improvement throughout the health care system, helping to elevate the issue of health care quality to the top of the national agenda. They have created benchmarks for practices to achieve in the PCMH model to show improvement in their practices. The benchmark for practices is located at the following link:  The NCQA has developed six practice standards that reflect a practice’s alignment with the Joint Principles of Patient-Centered Medical Home.  Standard 1: Patient-Centered Access; Standard 2: Team-Based Care; Standard 3: Population Health Management; Standard 4: Care Management and Support; Standard 5: Care Coordination and Care Transitions; and
Standard 6: Performance Measurement and Quality Improvement.

For more information on the elements included under each standard, click on the link below. PCMH 2014 Content Scoring

 PCMH 2014 Content Scoring

Links to relevant websites

Articles of Interest

  1. Integrating Specialty Care Into Accountable Care Organizations: Perspectives From The Field (01/19/16)
  2. ONC Posts Health IT Policies for Improved Accountable Care (01/16/16)
  3. Pioneer ACO Model  (Last Updated 1/11/16)
  4. The IHI Triple AIM (2016)
  5. Medicare Shared Savings Program  (2/26/15)
  6. Inadequate Reimbursement for Care Management to Primary Care Offices (4/2015)
  7. Medicare ACOs Continue to Improve Quality of Care, Generate Shared Savings (8/25/2015)
  8. Medicare ACOs Provide Improved Care While Slowing Cost Growth in 2014  (8/25/2015)
  9. Colorado Health Plans Make Expanded Commitments to Integrated Care and State Innovation Model  (6/23/2015)
  10. Primary care makes strides in improving quality and costs  (10/7/2015)