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 Comments on ONC’s USCDI Draft v4
NCQA is pleased to provide comments on the proposals and considerations outlined for USCDI version 4.
NCQA Comments on OMB’s Initial Proposals for Updating Race and Ethnicity Standards
NCQA supports the expansion of race and ethnicity categories and encourages OMB to provide guidance on implementation to ensure data are meaningful and usable.
NCQA Responds to Senate RFI for Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) Reauthorization
NCQA encourages HHS to accelerate the move to a fully digital public health reporting ecosystem, with digital quality measures (dQMs) as a core component.
NCQA Comments on CMS’s Advancing Interoperability and Improving Prior Authorization Processes proposed rule
NCQA applauds CMS’s efforts to improve the exchange of health information; supports digitizing prior authorization as an opportunity to improve both patient and provider experience.
NCQA Responds to CMS’s CY 2024 Medicare Advantage Advance Notice
NCQA applauds the establishment of the Universal Foundation across CMS; provides feedback on other changes and potential new measure concepts for the Medicare Advantage Star Ratings.
NCQA Responds to CMS’s CY 2024 Medicare Advantage Policy and Technical Changes Proposed Rule
NCQA encourages adoption of Health Equity Accreditation in alignment with CMS’s goal to advance health equity in Medicare Advantage.
NCQA Comments on Proposed 2024 ACA Exchange/Marketplace Rules
NCQA urges CMS to require Health Equity Accreditation for Exchange plans
NCQA Responds to CMS List of Screening Instruments for Housing Stability, Food Security, and Transportation Questions on Health Risk Assessments
NCQA shares feedback on CMS’s new requirement for Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans to screen for social drivers of health.
NCQA Responds to CMS RFI on Establishing a National Directory of Healthcare Providers & Services
NCQA shares feedback on CMS’s proposal to leverage emerging standards to increase accuracy and reliability of provider directories and help patients find providers that meet their individual care and cultural needs.
NCQA Responds to AHRQ RFI on Person-Centered Care Planning
NCQA highlights person-centered outcome measures as a needed approach to improve the care planning process for individuals with multiple chronic conditions.
NCQA Responds to the House RFI on MACRA Reforms
NCQA shares recommendations with members of Congress to strengthen the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA)
NCQA Comments on Medicaid Core Set Reporting
NCQA provides recommendations to CMS for how to evolve the Medicaid Core Set reporting requirements and promote improvements in quality and reductions in disparities across the country.