Patricia Barrett, Vice President, Product Development and Policy

Tricia_Barrett_bw_web.jpgPatricia Barrett joined NCQA in 2008 as the Vice President for Product Development and Policy. In this role, she is responsible for exploring new product concepts and evolving existing products to meet the needs of a changing health care environment.  She also ensures proper development, communication and interpretation of NCQA Accreditation standards, HEDIS measures and Survey Vendor Certification. 

Prior to joining NCQA, Ms. Barrett was the lead consultant for General Motors on managed care. As HAP Associate Vice President and the Program Director for the HAP/GM Managed Care Consulting Team, she was responsible for evaluating the quality and efficiency of GM’s managed care offerings nationally and for establishing supplier development activities with all of GM’s HMOs. In this role, she participated on the NCQA Purchaser Advisory Council, the National Business Coalition on Health eValue8 Steering Committee and served as an author and scorer for the eValue8 RFI.

Ms. Barrett joined Health Alliance Plan (HAP) in Detroit, Mich. as an Analyst in the Quality Management Department in 1993. During her 14 years with HAP she served in a variety of roles including Manager of Research, Analysis and Program Development, Acting Director of Managed Care Information and Director of Quality Management. As Director of QM, she had responsibility for all clinical quality improvement and disease management programs as well as HEDIS production and NCQA accreditation for the organization as a whole. In addition, Ms. Barrett was a member of the NCQA HEDIS Policy Panel and served as the Chairperson for the Measurement Committee of the Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium (MQIC). 

Ms. Barrett attended the University of Michigan receiving her Bachelors degree in Sociology and a Masters Degree in Health Services Administration from the School of Public Health.