NCQA believes that reducing health care costs while improving patient outcomes requires innovation in both the delivery of care and payment approaches.
NCQA supports efforts to advance health equity for those with disabilities.
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 supports CMS proposed rule to make it easier for states to leverage NCQA Health Plan Accreditation for non-duplication.
NCQA highlights the advantages to states for leveraging NCQA LTSS programs to meet proposed CMS rules for HCBS access.
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 supports the expansion of race and ethnicity categories and encourages OMB to provide guidance on implementation to ensure data are meaningful and usable.
Comment LetterNCQA Comments on ONC’s Health Information Technology Health Data, Technology, and Interoperability: Certification Program Updates, Algorithm Transparency, and Information Sharing Proposed Rulencqa.org/comment-letter/ncqa-comments-on-oncs-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.
Comment LetterNCQA Responds to Senate RFI for Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) Reauthorizationncqa.org/comment-letter/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.
Comment LetterNCQA Comments on CMS’s Advancing Interoperability and Improving Prior Authorization Processes proposed rulencqa.org/comment-letter/ncqa-comments-on-cmss-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 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.
Comment LetterNCQA Responds to CMS’s CY 2024 Medicare Advantage Policy and Technical Changes Proposed Rulencqa.org/comment-letter/ncqa-responds-to-cmss-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.