February 19, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC—The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) certified 21 vendors for their software code that produces administrative measure results related to the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®). HEDIS, is of course, the nation’s most widely-used health quality data set.
NCQA Measure Certification proves that vendors have the ability to produce accurate and reliable HEDIS results using their software code. Health plans using NCQA-Certified vendors save time by eliminating the manual source code review portion of the NCQA HEDIS® Compliance Audit™ and AMP Audit Review™.
Certification testing concluded February 15. This year, it includes six measures published in a digital format in the Electronic Clinical Data Systems (ECDS) domain. ECDS testing concludes March 1.
Some vendors participate in Partial Measure Certification, which is a subset of HEDIS measures or the Integrated Healthcare Association’s (IHA) Align. Measure. Perform. (AMP) measurement set.
NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA is committed to providing health care quality information for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and researchers.