The State of Health Care Quality Report
The 2012 State Health Care Quality Report includes NCQA's latest findings about the nation's health care system, notably:
More Attention to Obesity
Adult Body Mass Index (BMI) Assessment was the most improved of the more than 40 quality measures the report covers, rising an average of 17 percentage points across all health plans, including 18 points in Medicare HMOs and 26 points in Medicare PPOs.
Medicare Plans are Most-Improved
Medicare Advantage plans had larger overall improvements than did Commercial or Medicaid plans.
Accredited Plans Perform Better
Comparing results from NCQA-Accredited and non-accredited Medicare Advantage plans shows that accredited plans perform better on more than 75 percent of quality measures.
Measurement & Transparency at an All-Time High
This year's report summarizes the quality of care received by a record 125 million Americans, or 40 percent of the U.S. population. The increase from 118 million people a year earlier signals unprecedented acceptance of measurement and transparency across health plans.