With a wide array of accreditation programs available, payers have the opportunity to put on display their performance in health care delivery, efficiency and beneficiary satisfaction, according to a HealthPayerIntelligence report.
A number of health plans participate in the HEDIS program, according to the report, to generate a score based on their ability to manage chronic diseases, deliver high-value customer service and engage in preventative measures.
Some accreditation agencies include:
- The National Committee for Quality Assurance;
- Utilization Review Accreditation Commission;
- The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
NCQA offers plan a broad range of accreditation opportunities, each of which demands solid performance.
“These standards create a roadmap for improving and refining initiatives,” NCQA said. “Participating organizations will be equipped to fulfill state and federal mandates and, in conjunction with performance benchmarks, will be in a position to garner the NCQA seal of distinction, an eminent and premiere sy mbol of quality in health care.”
To read the full report on HealthPayerIntelligence, click here.