Comment Letters

Our Public Policy team regularly submits comment letters to federal and state entities on a broad range of health care topics. Read our most recent comment letters below.

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  1. 06.10.2024

    NCQA comments on ONC’s Health Equity by Design concept paper

    NCQA is encouraged by the ONC’s proposed approach for Health Equity by Design; suggests some guiding principles to inform the framework.

  2. 05.29.2024

    NCQA Responds to CMS RFI on Medicare Advantage Data

    NCQA provides comments on the Medicare Advantage Data RFI in the following areas: care quality and outcomes; prior authorization and provider directories; and supplemental benefits.

  3. 05.11.2024

    NCQA Comments on ONC’s Draft USCDI+ Behavioral Health Dataset

    NCQA believes it is critical to keep all USCDI+ datasets consistent and coordinated with each other to ensure alignment of efforts and successful use of the datasets. NCQA makes recommendations for the USCDI+ BH data elements, level of specificity and integration of elements related to physical health.

  4. 04.08.2024

    NCQA Comments on ONC’s USCDI Draft v5

    NCQA is pleased to provide comments on the proposals and considerations outlined for USCDI version 5.

  5. 03.01.2024

    NCQA Responds to CMS’s CY 2025 Medicare Advantage Advance Notice

    NCQA supports CMS’s proposed updates for the Star Ratings program and appreciates CMS’s continued efforts to promote measure alignment across programs and adopt measures that leverage electronic clinal data.

  6. 01.05.2024

    NCQA Responds to CMS’s CY 2025 Medicare Advantage Policy and Technical Changes Proposed Rule

    NCQA commends CMS on their proposals to improve access to behavioral health and supplemental benefits and incorporate health equity components into plans’ utilization management operations. NCQA encourages CMS to finalize select D-SNP proposals and embed digital quality measures into quality ratings and payment programs.

  7. 01.02.2024

    NCQA Comments on HHS’s Information Blocking Proposed Rule

    NCQA supports HHS’s efforts to establish disincentives for Medicare providers engaging in information blocking, inform the public of those providers, and expand upon information blocking disincentives in the future.

  8. 11.13.2023

    NCQA Comments on HHS Proposed Rule on Discrimination on the Basis of Disability

    NCQA supports efforts to advance health equity for those with disabilities.

  9. 10.15.2023

    NCQA Responds to House Budget Committee Health Care Task Force RFI

    NCQA believes that reducing health care costs while improving patient outcomes requires innovation in both the delivery of care and payment approaches.

  10. 09.11.2023

    NCQA Comments on CMS’s Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems Proposed Rule

    NCQA applauds CMS’s efforts to advance equity across all payment programs; supports expansion of intensive outpatient services and integration of behavioral health services in primary care settings; and encourages continued transition to digital quality measures.

  11. 09.11.2023

    NCQA Comments on CMS’s CY 2024 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

    NCQA highlights health equity, person-centered care, behavioral health care, and digital transformation in their comments on the CMS Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule.

  12. 08.29.2023

    NCQA Comments on CMS’s CY 2024 Home Health Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule

    NCQA makes recommendations for how CMS can incorporate health equity into their home health initiatives and highlights five HEDIS measures that could be used in the Home Health Quality Reporting Program.