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  1. 04.10.2024

    The Person-Centered Outcomes Approach Toolkit 

    There is broad agreement that individuals’ priorities and health goals should guide their care, especially among adults with complex needs who face trade-offs in determining the right course of treatment. The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) joined forces with individuals and families, research experts, and care organizations, with support from The John A. Hartford […]

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  2. Health Equity 02.15.2024

    Improving Performance on Adherence to Follow-Up Colonoscopy

    The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) convened a 12-month (2022–2023) Learning Collaborative with health plans, with the aim of improving rates of follow-up colonoscopy after a positive result from a non-colonoscopy screening test. This white paper summarizes findings from the Learning Collaborative. This paper is written for health plans, provider groups and organizations interested […]

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  3. 02.02.2024

    Improving Accountability for Behavioral Health Care Access

    Network adequacy standards mandate that health plans maintain a sufficient number of providers and facilities to ensure that individuals have reasonable access to necessary health care services, including mental health and substance use disorder services. However, there are widening gaps between access to behavioral health care and access to medical care, and there are higher […]

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  4. Federal Policy 10.11.2023

    Digital Technology-Enabled Care Models for Diabetes

    Read more to learn how the National Committee for Quality Assurance and the American Diabetes Association partnered to release a white paper to help develop a framework for creating quality standards and measures for diabetes digital technologies. The paper shares the results of the roundtable findings and is a step toward improving the quality of […]

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  5. Federal Policy 10.11.2023

    Behavioral Health Care Integration

    The demand for high-quality behavioral health services has never been greater. Integrating behavioral health care into primary care settings is one way to increase access; federal policies have encouraged this integration in recent years. However, compared to measures for other conditions, behavioral health quality measures have been difficult to implement and are frequently underreported. This […]

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  6. 09.21.2023

    Improving Adult Vaccination Rates

    Vaccinations are one of the most effective ways to prevent disease. Despite evidence that routine vaccines for adults improve patient outcomes and decrease health care costs by averting serious disease and hospitalization, many adults do not receive the recommended vaccinations. As the nation emerges from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency, there is […]

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  7. Health Equity 03.27.2023

    Advancing Best Practices for Goal Attainment Scaling

    There is broad agreement that a patient’s priorities and goals should guide their health care. Goal-aligned care enables the clinician to learn more about the outcomes valued by the patient, their preferences, with respect to their condition, and possible treatments and trade-offs. Goal setting has become a key component for management of adults with complex […]

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  8. Population Health Management 07.13.2022

    Improving Osteoporosis Care

    Osteoporosis is a metabolic bone disease that is most common in postmenopausal women but can occur in women of any age, and in men. Although individuals may not know they have osteoporosis until they break a bone, recognition of the risk factors for osteoporosis—including sex, race, age, family history, other medical conditions and use of […]

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  9. Health Equity 05.09.2022

    The Future of Telehealth Roundtable

    The advent of COVID-19 forced health professionals to think innovatively to facilitate timely care while maintaining compliance with shelter-in-place ordinances. Health systems scrambled to implement and scale virtual modalities of care delivery, including telehealth, and experienced both successes and unique challenges. Regulatory and legislative actions increased access to telehealth through expanded provider eligibility, payment parity, […]

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  10. Population Health Management 04.18.2022

    A Rallying Cry: Improving Coordinated Care for People With Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis

    Up to 25% of Americans have a chronic disease that has serious implications for them and for clinicians, public health authorities and payers. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) increases the risk of advanced liver disease and is a leading cause of liver transplants in the United States. As many as 6.5% of Americans—including 30%–40% of […]

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  11. 02.14.2022

    Rethinking Diabetes Care in the Digital Age

    Adults affected by diabetes are at higher risk of developing heart failure—in fact, these conditions frequently occur simultaneously. Patients with type 2 diabetes and heart failure (T2DM+HF) receive care in a complex environment with limited resources and efforts aimed at their complicated care needs.

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  12. Population Health Management 02.01.2021

    Keys to Success in Meeting the Demand
    for Value in Health Care

    What essential capabilities do population health management providers need to meet the demand for value-based care? Development of a comprehensive population health management strategy is critical to an organization’s ability to drive outcome improvements and to succeed under value-based payment models. Over the last decade, federal, state and private sector activities have driven population health […]

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