FAQ Directory: Long-Term Services and Supports Distinction for Health Plans

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8.24.2018 What is the price for the LTSS Distinction for Health Plans?

Pricing is based on multiple factors. Obtain full pricing information by submitting a request through My NCQA.

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8.24.2018 What other health plans have earned LTSS Distinction?

8.24.2018 Where can I find information to help me get started with the Medicaid Module?

8.24.2018 What is the process for meeting Module requirements?

The first step is a discussion with an NCQA program expert. Purchase and review the program resources, conduct a gap analysis and submit your online application.

Align your organization’s processes with the standards. NCQA conducts the survey and provides results within 30 days of the final review.

See a step-by-step process.

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8.24.2018 How does the Medicaid Module help my organization?

Meeting NCQA Medicaid Module standards can help organizations:

  • Streamline compliance activities. Compliance activities are reduced when the state uses NCQA Health Plan Accreditation and Medicaid Module standards as part of the Medicaid quality review.
  • Become more efficient. Reallocate key quality review resources to other Medicaid priorities.

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8.24.2018 What organizations are eligible for the Medicaid Module?

An organization is eligible for the NCQA Health Plan Medicaid Module if:

  • Its Medicaid product line has a current NCQA Accreditation status as a First or Renewal Survey, or
  • It is seeking accreditation for its Medicaid product line under NCQA HP Accreditation as an Interim, First or Renewal Survey.

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8.24.2018 What is the price for the Medicaid Module Survey?

Pricing is based on multiple factors. Obtain full pricing information by submitting a request through My NCQA.

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8.24.2018 How long does it take to meet the Medicaid Module requirements?

The typical evaluation time frame is 12 months from application submission to decision, depending on an organization’s readiness. Some organizations may already be working within NCQA guidelines.

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8.24.2018 How does Health Plan Accreditation help my organization?

  • Use the NCQA Health Plan Accreditation standards to perform a gap analysis and determine improvement areas. They provide a framework for implementing evidence-based, best practices help plans improve in areas of:
    • QI process.
    • Population health management.
    • Practitioner network and access to care.
    • Utilization management processes.
    • Credentialing and recredentialing processes.
    • Members’ rights and responsibilities.
    • Member connection.
    • Medicaid service requirements.
  • Satisfy state requirements and employer needs. The standards align with many state requirements.

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8.24.2018 What is Health Plan Accreditation?

NCQA Health Plan Accreditation is the most widely recognized, evidence-based program in the industry dedicated to quality improvement and measurement. It provides a comprehensive framework for organizations to align and improve operations in areas that are most important to states, employers and consumers. It’s the only evaluation program that bases results on actual measurement of clinical performance (i.e., HEDIS measures) and consumer experience (i.e., CAHPS measures).

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8.24.2018 How do I get started with the Medicaid Module?

If you are not currently accredited and want to learn more, contact NCQA. If you are currently accredited and want to talk to someone about your status or about renewing or adding accreditations, submit a question through My NCQA.

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8.24.2018 How long does it take to earn LTSS Distinction for Health Plans?

The typical evaluation time frame is 12 months from application submission to decision, depending on an organization’s readiness. Some organizations may already be working within NCQA guidelines.

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