Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set


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Health Plan Em·ploy·er Da·ta and In·for·ma·tion Set

(HEDIS) (helth plan em-ploy'ĕr dā'tă in'fōr-mā'shŭn set)
A set of standardized measures for comparing health plans; developed and maintained by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set

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HEDIS

A set of benchmarks used to assess the quality of care provided to patients by managed-care organizations. Included in these benchmarks are the numbers of immunizations administered by the plans and the extent of health screening tests provided by them.
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HEDIS, the Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set, is a set of standardized performance measures designed to ensure that purchasers and consumers have the information they need to reliably compare health care quality.
Plans earning "Excellent" accreditation level must also achieve Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS(R))(1) results that are in the highest range of national or regional performance.
A recent study published in Annals of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology evaluated the effectiveness of a Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS(R)) asthma metric to predict asthma-related hospitalizations and ER visits in a managed care population.
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has rated Aetna Health of the Carolinas among the top five South Atlantic Region health plans, citing Aetna's results in Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS(R)) Effectiveness-of-Care measures.
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