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 supports efforts to advance health equity for those with disabilities.
NCQA believes that reducing health care costs while improving patient outcomes requires innovation in both the delivery of care and payment approaches.
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.
NCQA highlights health equity, person-centered care, behavioral health care, and digital transformation in their comments on the CMS Physician Fee Schedule 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.
NCQA provides comments on the CMS RFI in the following areas: care delivery and incentive structure alignment; quality measures, interoperability and multi-payer alignment; and health equity.
NCQA highlights the advantages to states for leveraging NCQA LTSS programs to meet proposed CMS rules for HCBS access.
NCQA supports CMS proposed rule to make it easier for states to leverage NCQA Health Plan Accreditation for non-duplication.
NCQA provides feedback on ONC’s draft data element list for USCDI+ Quality. NCQA intends to leverage the USCDI and USCDI+ Quality datasets in our digital future, and believes it is critical to keep the datasets consistent and coordinated with each other to ensure alignment of efforts and successful use of the datasets.
NCQA Comments on ONC’s Health Information Technology Health Data, Technology, and Interoperability: Certification Program Updates, Algorithm Transparency, and Information Sharing Proposed Rule
NCQA highlights areas of alignment with ONC proposals, including those to accelerate USCDI adoption through USCDI v3 and provide interoperability transparency and reporting for EMR vendors.
NCQA is pleased to provide comments on the proposals and considerations outlined for USCDI version 4.
NCQA supports the expansion of race and ethnicity categories and encourages OMB to provide guidance on implementation to ensure data are meaningful and usable.