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. 08.17.2023

    NCQA Responds to CMS RFI: Episode-Based Payment Model

    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.

  2. 07.03.2023

    NCQA Comments on HCBS Access Rule

    NCQA highlights the advantages to states for leveraging NCQA LTSS programs to meet proposed CMS rules for HCBS access.

  3. 07.03.2023

    NCQA Comments on 2023 Medicaid Managed Care Proposed Rule

    NCQA supports CMS proposed rule to make it easier for states to leverage NCQA Health Plan Accreditation for non-duplication.

  4. 06.30.2023

    NCQA Comments on ONC’s USCDI+ Quality Draft Data Element List

    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.

  5. 06.20.2023

    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.

  6. 04.27.2023

    NCQA Comments on ONC’s USCDI Draft v4

    NCQA is pleased to provide comments on the proposals and considerations outlined for USCDI version 4.

  7. 04.20.2023

    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.

  8. 03.29.2023

    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.

  9. 03.13.2023

    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.

  10. 03.03.2023

    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.

  11. 02.13.2023

    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.

  12. 01.30.2023

    NCQA Comments on Proposed 2024 ACA Exchange/Marketplace Rules

    NCQA urges CMS to require Health Equity Accreditation for Exchange plans