Guiding the Way to Population Health
Population health is at the core of most of our work at NCQA. We know coordinating people’s health care is key to enhancing the experience and outcomes of the patient, and reducing costs. That is evident throughout our body of work from our recognition program for patient centered medical homes to our innovations in healthIT.
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Inside Health Care: Creating a Healthy Population
She explains population health focuses on aspects of people’s lives that impact their health. These include medical care, public health interventions, genetics, and individual behavior, along with components of the social (ex: income, education, employment, and culture) and physical (ex: urban design, clean air, and water) environments.
NCQA in the News with Health IT
NCQA’s recent announcement that our eMeasure testing laboratory won approval by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), received great press coverage…and for good reason. This is a big deal in the health IT world. As an ONC-Authorized Testing Lab (ONC-ATL), NCQA can perform health IT tests as part of the ONC […]
The Q Series: What is Health Care Quality Assurance
In health care, it refers to activities and programs intended to “assure” or promise improvement in quality of care in a defined medical setting or program. It involves assessing or evaluating quality; identifying problems or issues with care delivery and designing quality improvement activities to overcome them; and follow-up monitoring to
Health Equity: Covid Disparities Prompt States to Require
The goal is real health equity. As health disparities continue to emerge in the wake of the COVID-19 public health emergency, multiple states are taking action to implement rigorous quality standards across their state-based health plans, using NCQA standards as their guide.
A New Behavioral Health Study and a Proposed Solution
A New Behavioral Health Study and a Proposed Solution. Posted on July 6, 2021. July 7, 2021. by NCQA Communications. Over the past year, NCQA has engaged in work, funded by the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF), to understand how health systems can better work together to improve quality outcomes for individuals with behavioral health
NCQA Launches New Population Health Management Programs
Our mission has always been to improve the quality of health care for all Americans. Toward this end, we are launching two programs that take a more holistic approach to care: Population Health Program Accreditation, which assesses how an organization applies population health concepts to programs for a defined population, and Population Health Management Prevalidation, […]
New Kidney Health Resources Available Now
The Kidney Health Toolkit With financial support from Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceutical, Inc., NCQA developed the Kidney Health Toolkit for use in improving the quality of care for patients with CKD. The toolkit is designed to equip patients, health care teams, health plans, and health systems with tools to promote kidney health, especially among
Top 10 States with Highest-Rated Health Insurance Plans
Highest Rated Health Insurance Plans. Everyone likes a top ten list…top ten places to live, top ten places to go for vacation, top ten books for 2017…Well, we have our own top ten list: The Top Ten States with Highest-Rated Health Insurance Plans.. OK, we admit this list may not be as exciting as the others, but it’s important information and it’s worth sharing.
Health Quality and Equity: The Fellowship
And this year, as you may have noticed, we’ve added a health equity component. The Fellowship is a year-long, virtual program that offers an exciting training opportunity for someone interested in conducting research on health care quality and equity and gaining exposure to national health care policy issues and quality measure development.
Measuring Personal Health Goals: An Opportunity
The health goals we try so hard to help people reach are often our objectives–defined by us, the health care community, as what’s best for patients. They are valuable goals. But sometimes, the patients’ personal goals go missing in these measurements.
Highest-Rated Health Insurance Plans in Pennsylvania
Each year NCQA rates more than 1,000 health insurance plans in all 50 states. Below is information on the top health insurance plans in Pennsylvania Health insurance ratings from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) rate health plans on a scale from 0 to 5, based on clinical quality, member satisfaction and Accreditation survey results.
Multicultural Health Care and Mental Health
Last month, the U.S Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH) launched a free and accredited e-learning program: Improving Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals. The program is designed to help behavioral health professionals increase their cultural and linguistic competency to improve the quality
Improving Health Care Access and Delivery for Everyone
Improving health care access and delivery for everyone is a top priority for us at NCQA. And there’s a lot of work to be done, especially in the area of health care disparities. Often, inadequate access to health care and lower quality of care is common among those who need care the most: racial and […]
California Again Commits to NCQA Health Plan Accreditation
Health Plan Accreditation and Health Equity. In addition, California’s Department of Managed Health Care is convening a Health Equity Advisory Committee (formally announced last week) to establish a requirement for health equity. As you know, health equity is also at the top of NCQA’s agenda. We have just the tool California health plans need.
Highest-Rated Health Insurance Plans in New York
Each year NCQA rates more than 1,000 health insurance plans in all 50 states. Below is information on the top health insurance plans in New York. Health insurance ratings from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) rate health plans on a scale from 0 to 5, based on clinical quality, member satisfaction and Accreditation survey […]
Health Equity: NCQA Experience a Resource for Employers
Health Equity Action: NCQA as a Resource. NCQA understands this challenge and has developed the capability to use available data to find and target unequal care. In the Medicare and Medicaid programs, for example, we’ve identified disparities in mental health and chronic kidney disease. We’ve studied disparate outcomes in diabetes care, in
How Does Your Health Plan Stack Up
Our Health Insurance Plan Ratings give consumers with a practical and meaningful guide to understanding their health care options and choosing the best health plans for themselves and their families. This year, NCQA rated over 1,000 private, Medicare and Medicaid health plans. Yes, we have a Top Ten List!