At the federal level, NCQA accreditation and performance measures are valued components of health care policy.
The federal Medicare program recognizes NCQA Accreditation as meeting many of its central quality standards for MCOs and PPOs.
Federal Employee Health Benefits Program
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management requires its HMOs and fee-for-service plans offering PPOs to collect and report quality performance measures.
View the crosswalk between NCQA ACO Accreditation and CMS' Shared Savings Program and Pioneer ACO program.