Category Archives: Healthcare Quality Initiatives

Digital Quality Summit 2017

0 The Digital Quality Summit organized by NCQA and HL7 on November 1 and 2, brought together key players in the field of information technologies and presented emerging technology standards for quality reports. Summit participants addressed topics such as interoperability of health data, clinical quality language (CQL) and clinical decision support (CDS), and showed how these technologies are changing the

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A Wrap Up: PCMH Congress 2017

NCQA Blog NCQA Blog – [ See the history "PCMH Congress 2017: Much to learn in 3 days" on Storify ] <img src="https://mdthinks.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/macra-recognizes-our-patient-centered-connected-care-practices.jpg" width="100" height="100" alt=" Amy Maciejowski "class =" avatar avatar-100 wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-100 photo alignnone "/> Amy Maciejowski Amy Maciejowski is a Communications Specialist at NCQA. It supports internal and external communications for NCQA, aimed at increasing the consumer

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Top 3 Reasons to Give Your Feedback! Public Comment Period is Open!

<img class=" wp-image-4254" src="https://mdthinks.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/top-3-reasons-to-give-your-feedback-public-comment-period-is-open.jpg" alt=" Public Comment "width =" 300 "height =" 231 "/> Public Comments – 14 Nov – Dec Much of our work at NCQA involves public participation. We rely on health plans, buyers, consumers and other stakeholders to assess the suitability and feasibility of various aspects of our work, from measurements up to updates on accreditation programs

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Mainstreaming Behavioral Health Care

<img class="wp-image-4657" src="https://mdthinks.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/mainstreaming-behavioral-health-care.jpg" alt=" Behavioral Health Care "width =" 385 "height =" 267 "/> Distinction for the Integration of Behavioral Health Your health care professional should be the health professional who knows you the most. If you need to see a specialist, your primary care practice will refer you to someone for these medical needs, which is part of the

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NCQA State Briefing Series: Centralized Credentialing

NCQA is pleased to announce our series of fall state briefings to share our ideas on our support programs for quality monitoring activities. NCQA experts and guest speakers will deepen our various programs and share how states use them to maximize quality expectations and streamline managed care processes. In our most recent webinar, Kristine Toppe, NCQA Director of Public Affairs,

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MACRA Recognizes Our Patient-Centered Connected Care Practices

There is more good news for our practices in the 2018 Final Rule on Access to Medicare and the Reauthorization of the Marketing Authorization Act (MACRA ). Patient Centered Internal Medicine (PCMH) and Patient Centered Practice (PCSP) programs are widely accepted by stakeholders, payers, and the government. Now we can add our patient-centered care program to the list of programs

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Technology Concerns at the Forefront of Issues Confronting the Future of Healthcare

      The 2016 American College of Healthcare Executives’ (ACHE), Top Issues Confronting Hospitals Survey, indicated that financial challenges remain the greatest concern for hospital CEOs. Healthcare industry leaders are analyzing their organization’s financial strategy and seeking innovative ways to improve operational performance and efficiency while becoming more cost-effective. The survey also revealed that growing personnel shortages were also among

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Will MACRA and the QPP Bring Back Private Practice Providers?

Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about MACRA and the QPP, two programs designed to promote the growth of and expand access to primary care physicians, while improving quality. Despite all the healthcare industry media coverage on this topic, a 2016 survey from the, Physicians Foundation, revealed that of the 600,000 providers who participated, only 20% knew what the

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