Independent, not-for-profit organization that assesses and reports on the quality of managed care health plans around the country, including health maintenance organizations(HMOs). For a list of NCQA's consumer publications, contact: NCQA, 2000 L Street, N.W. Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20036, Telephone: (202) 955-3500, Fax: (202) 955-3599, http://www.ncqa.org
A non-profit organization, created by a consortium of American corporations and other purchasers, dedicated to improving health plan performance by objectively measuring health care quality. The NCQA is one of several such organizations now trying to become recognized enough to be accepted as the "industry standard."
A private, non-profit organization that accredits managed care health plans, and assesses and reports on their quality. The National Committee for Quality Assurance publishes the Health Plan and Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures.