Health Plan Accreditation Update

October 19, 2012 | Seattle, WA

October 31, 2012  | Washington, DC

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About the Program


Designed for those who are already familiar with NCQA Health Plan accreditation standards, this program was developed and will be taught by those that are closest to the NCQA Survey process. 


Faculty will discuss updates the Health Plan Accreditation standards for 2013. Topics include how NCQA Accreditation, HEDIS and CAHPS can be used to qualify for health insurance Exchanges, the realignment of health plan standards and evaluation options, HEDIS and CAHPS scoring, Interactive Survey System (ISS) updates and how to prepare for a health plan survey. 


The federal government recently nominated NCQA as an approved accreditor of Exchange health plans. During these seminars we will provide information on how your plan can use NCQA Accreditation to qualify for Exchanges. We will also provide background information on other quality requirements required for Exchanges and how NCQA relates to those requirements. 

Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how Exchange quality requirements promote health care improvement
  • Outline how NCQA’s accreditation process meets Exchange quality requirements
  • Explain changes to the 2013 Health Plan Accreditation standards
  • Implement changes within the organization based on NCQA’s changes to the survey process and the Interactive Survey System

Seminar Hours:
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Registration is from 7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

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Date, Location, Hotel Information & Seminar Fees

Registration Fees

Seattle, WA
Early Bird Registration Fee: $650 on or before September 17
Regular Registration Fee:  $795 after September 17

Red Lion Hotel Fifth Avenue Seattle
1415 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 971-8000  Toll Free: (855) 515-1144  

Discounted Room Rate:  $179 on or before September 17

Washington, DC
Early Bird Registration Fee: $650 on or before October 1
Regular Registration Fee:  $795 after October 1

Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC
1330 Maryland Ave SW,
Washington, DC
Telephone: (202) 554-8588

Discounted Room Rate:  $289 on or before October 1

Space and room rate are subject to availability. Early reservations are strongly recommended.


Continuing Education

This live educational activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Continuing nursing education contact hours will be provided to participants.

NCQA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NCQA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.





October 19, 2012

October 31, 2012

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