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NCQA BlogNCQA Blog - Health Care is important no matter who you are or where you come from. Unfortunately, the quality of that care can vary wildly depending on several different factors. This leads to disparities in health outcomes for the most vulnerable patients, diminished quality scores and high costs. This is why it is so important to talk […]Health Disparities and PCMH: Equity Through Quality MeasurementAlec Bose
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NCQA recognized SBMH!

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NCQA BlogNCQA Blog - Have you been inside a school recently? There’s a new calculus the curriculum. Many school systems—many communities—address far more than their students’ instructional needs. The bet is, if schools address distractions—poverty, hunger and poor health—students will improve academic performance. So, schools increasingly see an on-campus health clinic as the go-to tool in this effort. We […]NCQA recognized SBMH!Alec Bose
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NCQA BlogNCQA Blog - NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness and Data Information Set (HEDIS®) is one of health care’s most widely used performance improvement tools. 190 million people are enrolled in plans that report HEDIS results. Approximately 42 states require audited HEDIS reporting. NCQA strives to keep HEDIS measures relevant to health care and therefore evaluates each measure yearly. This year, […]NCQA Public Sector Briefing: HEDIS 2020 Proposed ChangesAmy Maciejowski
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NCQA BlogNCQA Blog - It’s hard for me to remember a time when I wasn’t struggling with mental health issues. It’s even harder for me a remember a time when I wasn’t ashamed to talk about it. Even now, I still fear the reaction this kind of admission might invite from friends and professional peers. That’s why I am […]Inside Health Care #013-Paul Gionfriddo, Mental Health AmericaAlec Bose
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NCQA BlogNCQA Blog - In this episode of our podcast, Inside Health Care, NCQA Director of Communications, Matt Brock, spoke with Andrew Anderson, NCQA’s Phyllis Torda Health Care Quality Fellowship recipient. Anderson discusses his background and future plans, and how he learned about the Phyllis Torda Health Care Quality Fellowship. Anderson, a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland, […]Inside Health Care #12 Andrew Anderson NCQA’s Phyllis Torda Health Care Quality FellowLawrence Green
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Million Hearts Initiative: A Challenge for Change

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NCQA BlogNCQA Blog - Throughout my life, my family has always passed down different trades and traditions: The ability to change an air filter; learning how to swim when I was four; and a seething hatred for all Boston sports Teams. The one thing they didn’t want to pass down was our family history of heart disease. No family […]Million Hearts Initiative: A Challenge for ChangeAlec Bose
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Alcohol Screening: A Measure that Matters

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NCQA BlogNCQA Blog - Alcohol Screening: What We Know We all know someone who has struggled with alcoholism. Now, consider this: The majority of adults who drink excessively are not dependent on alcohol. Still, their health is at risk. A 2014 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Report indicates that alcohol misuse accounts for 1 of every 10 […]Alcohol Screening: A Measure that MattersMatt Brock
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NCQA BlogNCQA Blog - What does it mean to be healthy? Does it mean going to the doctor regularly? Proper Nutrition? Making sure to take your medication on time? While in many ways the health care system is improving in terms of funding and general health outcomes, there is one area where we have stagnated and even fallen behind. […]Suicide and Overdoses are Making our Lives Shorter: How Can we Fix This?Alec Bose
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NCQA BlogNCQA Blog - When I started here at NCQA four years ago, it was a dark time. You could forgive my new colleagues for being a little down. They’d lost a seasoned researcher and, more importantly, a leader and good friend. As a leader and researcher, she’d brought rare enthusiasm to our field. She was tireless in her efforts […]Fellowship to Boost Health Care Quality and Your CareerMatt Brock
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HEDIS® 2020 Public Comment Opens Now

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NCQA BlogNCQA Blog - Now’s your chance to tell us what you think. Today, NCQA’s opens public comment for proposed Health Effectiveness Data Information Set (HEDIS) additions, revisions and reductions for the 2020 round of specifications.  We want you to know, your opinion matters. Many proposals here–including elimination of measures–are a result of your recommendations. Every year, we add, […]HEDIS® 2020 Public Comment Opens NowMatt Brock
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