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. 10.29.2016

    NCQA Comments on State Innovation Model RFI

    NCQA provides feedback on questions and concepts related to state-based delivery and payment reform initiatives.

  2. 08.31.2016

    NCQA Comments on Proposed 2016 Physician Fee Schedule

    NCQA offers feedback on proposed changes to the PFS, highlighting support for proposals to strengthen primary care and patient-centered care management.

  3. 08.10.2016

    NCQA Comments on Patient Relationship Categories and Codes

    NCQA recommends that CMS develop an automated decision tree to attribute patients to clinicians for measurement in the Merit-Based Payment Incentive System (MIPS).

  4. 05.02.2016

    NCQA Responds to CMS RFI on ACA Burdens 3

    NCQA urges CMS to allow deeming for accredited Exchange plans, and to reduce clinical quality measure reporting burden by moving to well-designed & tested electronic clinical quality measures.

  5. 03.10.2016

    NCQA Comments on SAMHSA Privacy Updates

    NCQA supports SAMHSA proposal to modernize privacy standards to encourage better care coordination and data sharing.

  6. 01.27.2016

    NCQA Comments on eMeasure Certification RFI

    NCQA feedback on the Request for Information on Certification Frequency and Requirements for the Reporting of Quality Measures under CMS Programs.

  7. 12.21.2015

    NCQA Comments on Proposed Star Ratings System for Duals

    NCQA provides feedback on CMS' effort to develop a star rating system for Financial Alignment Initiative Medicare-Medicaid Plans.

  8. 11.25.2015

    NCQA Comments on Risk Adjusting Medicare Advantage Payment for Duals

    NCQA supports CMS' plan to pay Medicare Advantage plans more for the higher cost of serving enrollees eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.

  9. 10.30.2015

    NCQA Comments on MACRA Measure Development Plan

    NCQA supports CMS' plans for building a patient-centered measure portfolio prioritizing disparities, patient-centered measurement and patient-reported outcomes.

  10. 10.14.2015

    A Future Vision of Medicare Value-Based Payment

    NCQA is proposing 5 key principles for value-based payment under the new Medicare Access & CHP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

  11. 06.29.2015

    NCQA Comments on Medicaid Managed Care Proposed Rule

    NCQA supports harmonizing Medicaid rules with those for Medicare and Marketplace plans, but does not believe states should apply private accreditor standards.

  12. 03.06.2015

    NCQA Comments on Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year 2016 for Medicare Advantage Call Letter

    NCQA urges CMS to risk adjust payments rather than quality measures for socioeconomic status.