Data and Reports
NCQA makes its data available for purchase by health plans, provider organizations and researchers to better understand key metrics in evaluating quality improvement and cost. Learn more about NCQA data products below.
Quality Compass is an indispensable tool used for selecting a health plan, conducting competitor analysis, examining quality improvement and benchmarking plan performance. Provided in this tool is the ability to generate custom reports by selecting plans, measures, and benchmarks (averages and percentiles) for up to three trended years. Results in table and graph formats offer simple comparison of plans’ performance against competitors or benchmarks.
Relative Resource Use
Relative Resource Use (RRU) measures indicate how intensively plans use physician visits, hospital stays and other resources to care for members identified as having one of five chronic diseases; cardiovascular disease, COPD, diabetes, hypertension and asthma. When linked with HEDIS quality data, RRU measures help members, plans, employers, benefit managers and other interested groups, make informed choices about health care services.
Relative Resource Use Benchmark File
With the health care system’s move to value-based pay, being able to identify, track and adjust resource utilization is increasingly important. Relative Resource Use measures indicate how intensively plans use resources such as physician visits and hospital stays to care for members with a chronic disease (i.e., cardiovascular disease, COPD, diabetes, hypertension, asthma). Compare your organization’s RRU data against this benchmark file to identify detailed areas of improvement, as well as areas where your organization may excel.
PCMH Benchmark File
For the first time, NCQA is releasing benchmarking data on its PCMH applications. These data are now available for researchers looking to utilize statistical data points to gain industry insights or key quality improvement areas to facilitate data-driven decision making. The file aggregates a broad number of data points gathered from NCQA-Recognized practice submissions and lets you see pass rates on standard, element and factor scores.