NCQA Health Equity Accreditation for AHCCCS TI 2.0 

NCQA’s Health Equity Accreditation program can help organizations serving Arizona’s Medicaid populations elevate health equity. 

Health equity is an ongoing journey. NCQA’s programs meet organizations where they are today while helping them move toward their health equity goals. 

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) Targeted Investments 2.0 (TI 2.0) Program is partnering with NCQA to sponsor and support TI 2.0 participating providers that are pursuing NCQA Health Equity Accreditation. AHCCCS will facilitate collaboration between participating providers, policy makers, payers, sub-contracted networks and subject matter experts to improve the impact and sustainability of health equity initiatives. 

Why Health Equity Accreditation?  

  • Align With the Health Care Ecosystem  
    • Increase your organization’s alignment with industrywide health equity initiatives, mandates and future frameworks. 
  • Affirm Your Commitment  
    • Signal to contracting partners, regulators and the communities you serve that your organization is committed to advancing health equity. 
  • Create Structure & Accountability 
    • Give your organization the structure and processes it needs to sustain and advance health equity.  
  • Promote Staff Collaboration & Alignment  
    • Encourage and showcase organizationwide contributions to meeting health equity goals and improving the health of your community. 

Resources and Support 

AHCCCS TI 2.0 participating organizations receive enhanced support and additional resources from NCQA: 

  • Online resources for reviewing NCQA standards and guidelines; accessing the Interactive Review Tool (IRT); submitting and reviewing documents and reports; requesting clarification on NCQA program requirements.  
  • NCQA’s Health Equity Accreditation Gap Analysis Tool, which assesses a care delivery organization’s activities to determine the best path to achieving Health Equity Accreditation.   
  • Annual education and training webinars led by NCQA staff, such as an IRT orientation webinar and a deep dive into NCQA Health Equity Accreditation requirements.  
  • Monthly technical assistance office hours hosted by NCQA staff.  
  • Monthly “general” office hours hosted by AHCCCS staff.   
  • A dedicated NCQA representative to support you throughout the Accreditation process.  

Provider organizations must identify a point of contact who will coordinate with NCQA throughout the Accreditation process. Enter the contact’s information below, and an NCQA representative will coordinate an introductory meeting within 2 weeks.  

Get Started with Health Equity Accreditation

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