Quality Designations

Patient-centered, coordinated care is fundamental component of the QFP’s standards for high quality care. Quality recognition programs offer a framework to develop processes and tracking mechanisms to define, measure, and improve quality and provide third-party validation of a health center’s quality standards, increasing their credibility and recognition among patients, partners, and payers.


One of NFPRHA’s top priorities is to help its members create a sustainable business model while maintaining a mission to provide high-quality family planning and sexual health services to predominantly low-income and underinsured individuals. Quality designations, like the National Committee of Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Specialty Practice (PCSP) or Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition programs, offer family planning providers the opportunity to improve quality and sustainability by adhering to national standards of care. NFPRHA sees quality designations as an opportunity for family planning providers to be recognized for their work to provide high-quality, patient-centered care. 


NFPRHA Publications

NFPRHA Presentations

  • Patient-Centered Specialty Practice Readiness Assessment (PDF) - This presentation provides guidance and tools related to achieving Patient-Centered Specialty Practice (PCSP) Recognition, including practice eligibility, the application process, and organizational readiness (October 2015).

  • Introduction to Patient-Centered Specialty Practice - (MP3, PDF) - This webinar provides an overview of the PCSP recognition process, including an introduction to the Standards, key aspects of the application process, and anticipated benefits. In addition, two NFPRHA members share highlights from their experience with PCSP. Accompanying PowerPoint Presentation (July 2015). 

NFPRHA Presentations

  • Patient-Centered Specialty Practice Designation (PDF) - This presentation shares best practices and lessons learned from early adopters, including an overview of the PCSP standards, the benefits of seeking PCSP recognition, and additional resources for organizations interested in seeking this designation in the future (April 2015). 

For additional resources & information, access NFPRHA fact sheets and federal comments by issue or read NFPRHA's publications and recent press statements.



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