NCQA Releases Draft Criteria for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

Posted by Jason Greis on November 9, 2010 under Articles | Be the First to Comment

 The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a private, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies health plans and other healthcare related organizations published on Oct. 19, 2010, its 2011 Draft Accountable Care Organizations Criteria. The draft criteria describe the standards NCQA believes ACOs should meet in order to ensure that an ACO has the infrastructure necessary to function as an accountable entity and achieve improvements in quality and reductions in costs. The draft criteria were developed with the guidance of a multistakeholder Accountable Care Organization Task Force assembled by NCQA. Read More...