Program-Specific Marketing Guidelines and Seals

Each program that confers NCQA Accreditation, Certification, Recognition or Ratings status has two sets of rules for how organizations may promote that status:

Use of an NCQA seal by individuals or organizations that have not achieved NCQA Accreditation, Certification, Recognition or Ratings status, and/or as further authorized and described by the two sets of guidelines noted above, is strictly prohibited.

Program guidelines contain:

  • Program descriptions: Summaries of what NCQA evaluates in each program.
  • Quotes: Statements from NCQA leaders to use in press releases.
  • Seals: We provide seals that represent each program and encourage organizations to use them. These seals are the only approved graphic symbols to represent NCQA programs.

Guidelines and Seals By Program

Data Aggregator Validation

Digital Content Services

Health Plan Accreditation/Health Plan Ratings

Reminder: NCQA-Accredited health plans may only use the appropriate NCQA Accreditation seal with star rating once they are rated.

Health Equity Accreditation/Health Equity Accreditation Plus

Information Products and Data

New York State Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition

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