New NCQA Recognition Program Open to Doctors of Optometry

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), has announced their new "Patient-Centered Connected Care Recognition Program."  According to NCQA the program, "will evaluate sites delivering outpatient health care that communicate effectively with a patient's other providers-especially primary care providers that constitute a patient's medical home. The result is integrated, patient-centered care for patients receiving care at multiple different care delivery sites.  Patient-Centered Connected Care Recognition uses evidence-based standards to evaluate how care teams collaborate with patients and how a care site connects to other providers."  Doctors of optometry are eligible to participate in this new program.  Read AOA's Frequently Asked Questions regarding the program here