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To determine if a primary care clinic that obtains PCMH certification from the NCQA provide higher quality care for its Medicaid patients (as measured by more appropriate utilization and fewer acute care needs) and reduced total health expenditures compared to a similar clinic that is not certified. 22 out of the 27 participating clinics received funds from the Primary Care Access and Stabilization Grant, a grant program aimed at increasing quality of care for patients of safety‐net clinics in the New Orleans area.