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'We are proud to receive this accreditation from NCQA. This is an important accomplishment for our company.
NCQA is reportedly a private, non-profit organisation dedicated to improving healthcare quality.
NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations and manages the evolution of HEDIS, the performance measurement tool used by more than 90% of the nation's health plans.
Many sites also used PCMH-related TA provided outside the scope of the demonstration by state Primary Care Associations, NCQA, HRSA, and state and local programs.
Trillium's NCQA team "worked very hard over a two-year period" to get the accreditation, Patrice Korjenek, Trillium's chief operations officer, said in a prepared statement.
The certification from NCQA recognizes organizations that meet quality requirements for health appraisal and self-management tools.
Even in areas where there was statistically significant improvement, such as in follow-up care for children prescribed ADHD medication, less than half of patients were receiving the recommended care, in the NCQA report.
The results come from the south eastern region of the Pennsylvania Chronic Care Initiative, a multipayer pilot study that provided technical assistance and financial incentives to internal medicine, family medicine, and pediatric practices, as well as some nurse-managed health centers that were seeking patient-centered medical home (PCMH) recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
"We're not making progress here," NCQA President Margaret E.
NCQA is one of the organizations health centers can turn to when seeking PCHH certification.
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), which sets standards for patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) and recognizes physician practices that meet those standards, uses this definition for a medical home: a model of care where patients have a direct relationship with a provider who coordinates a cooperative team of health care professionals, takes collective responsibility for the care provided to the patient, and arranges for appropriate care with other qualified providers as needed.
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and URAC may get the job of deciding which health plans meet basic health insurance exchange quality standards by default.
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