Managed Behavioral Healthcare Organization

NCQA Managed Behavioral Healthcare Organization Accreditation demonstrates to health plans, employers, regulators and consumers an organization’s commitment to follow evidence-based practices to provide high-quality care.


NCQA offers several related programs for organizations eligible for the Managed Behavioral Healthcare Organization Accreditation. Each program helps organizations improve their operations and initiatives in targeted areas and demonstrate their commitment to quality.

Long-Term Services and Supports Distinction

NCQA offers a Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Distinction for organizations that provide managed health services and coordinate social services for LTSS.

The standards provide a framework for organizations to deliver effective person-centered care that meets people’s needs and aligns with state requirements.

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Health Equity Accreditation Programs

Health Equity Accreditation Programs focus on the foundation of health equity work: building an internal culture that supports the organization’s external health equity work; collecting data that help the organization create and offer language services and provider networks mindful of individuals’ cultural and linguistic needs; identifying opportunities to reduce health inequities and improve care.

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