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.
NCQA is proud to share the following steps we have taken (and the steps we plan to take) to drive quality measurement toward a digital future—we believe many of these steps align closely with the vision described in the RFI and should contribute to CMS’s goal of fully digital reporting by 2025.
NCQA supports proposals to streamline prior authorization, electronic data sharing, and standards for electronic exchange of social risk data.
NCQA describes how moving to digital quality can help leverage technology to improve chronic care management for older, underserved adults.
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NCQA told PTAC that telehealth can be a critical tool in advancing a well-coordinated, patient-centered and value-optimized health care system and that value-based payment models are well-suited to leverage telehealth’s potential.
NCQA urges the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to improve patient matching by working to establish unique patient identifiers.
NCQA strongly supports ACL guidance, including best practices for states to use in integrating services and improving outcomes for older adults and people with disabilities.
NCQA urges HHS Secretary Azar to provide immediate, targeted COVID-19 Provider Relief Funds to primary care practice.
NCQA identifies important quality measures and other steps to improve the quality of rural maternal and infant health care.
NCQA strongly supports regulatory changes to expand telehealth and believes many should remain after this crisis ends. It also is critical to maintain the quality reporting and feedback infrastructure and assess the pandemics impact on quality.
NCQA support's the CDC's Adapting Clinical Guidelines for the Digital Age initiative to speed the advance of new clinical evidence to its implementation in practice.
NCQA supports this plan that will foster the interoperability and data governance needed for moving to digital quality measures (dQM).