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NCQA Comments on Medicare Part B Drug Payment
NCQA supports CMS plan to test better drug payment policies.

NCQA Comments on Hospital Star Ratings
NCQA urges CMS to promptly post the Hospital Star Ratings.

NCQA APCD Comments
NCQA urges the Department of Labor to require ERISA plans to report to state All-Payer Claims Databases.

NCQA Comments on Senate Finance Chronic Care Policy Options Document
NCQA provides feedback on the Senate Finance Committee's Bipartisan Chronic Care Working Group Policy Options Document.

NCQA Endorses Medicaid and CHIP Quality Improvement Act
NCQA supports Senator Brown's proposed legislation to measure and improve quality of care for all Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries.

NCQA Comments on SAMHSA Privacy Updates
NCQA supports SAMHSA proposal to modernize privacy standards to encourage better care coordination and data sharing.

NCQA Comments on Proposed Star Ratings System for Duals
NCQA provides feedback on CMS' effort to develop a star rating system for Financial Alignment Initiative Medicare-Medicaid Plans.

NCQA Comments on Risk Adjusting Medicare Advantage Payment for Duals
NCQA supports CMS' plan to pay Medicare Advantage plans more for the higher cost of serving enrollees eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. 

NCQA Comments on CMS' Request for Information on Implementing MACRA
NCQA provides detailed comments to CMS on how to implement Medicare's new clinician payment programs.

A Future Vision of Medicare Value-Based Payment
NCQA is proposing 5 key principles for value-based payment under the new Medicare Access & CHP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

NCQA Comments on Proposed Updates to the Common Rule
NCQA provides feedback on the proposal to update the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects 

NCQA Comments on Discharge Planning Requirements
NCQA provides comments on the revised requirements for discharge planning for hospitals and home health agencies. 

NCQA Comments on ONC's 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory
NCQA provides feedback to ONC on the best available standards and implementation specifications to achieve HIT interoperability

NCQA Comments on Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
NCQA discusses principles for MACRA implementation and moving Medicare to paying for value.

NCQA Comments on Medicaid Managed Care Proposed Rule
NCQA supports harmonizing Medicaid rules with those for Medicare and Marketplace plans, but does not believe states should apply private accreditor standards. 

NCQA Comments to the Senate Finance Committee on Improving Chronic Care
Improving chronic care for Medicare enrollees is a priority to NCQA.

NCQA Comments on Stage 3 of Meaningful Use
NCQA supports advancing use of health IT to improve health care quality. 

NCQA Endorses Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design Legislation:  Senate VersionHouse Version

This important legislation authorizes a demonstration allowing Medicare Advantage plans to use value-based insurance designs to lower or eliminate cost sharing to promote evidence-based, high-value drugs, clinical services and providers. 

NCQA Comments on Medicare Advantage
NCQA cautions CMS that socioeconomic risk adjustment may have unintended consequences. 

NCQA Comments on 21st Century Cures
NCQA supports initiative to advance medical research.

NCQA Comments on Graduate Medical Education
NCQA urges Congress to focus graduate medical education on patient-centered deliver system reforms.

NCQA Comments to Senate Finance on Data 

NCQA Comments to NQF on SES Risk Adjustment
NCQA supports alternatives to socioeconomic risk adjustment to address disparities that do not lock in lower expectations.

Medicaid and CHIP Continuous Quality Act Endorsement
NCQA endorses legislation providing 12-month continuous coverage and standardized quality measurement for all Medicaid and CHIP enrollees, including those in fee-for-service. 

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