NCQA to Start Accrediting ACOs this Month

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), an accreditation and certification not-for-profit, will accredit accountable care organizations (ACOs) starting later this month. Officials are expected to discuss the accreditation at a briefing on November 14.

Margaret O'Kane, president of the NCQA, said accountable care furthers healthcare delivery reform efforts that began with the patient-centered medical home. The NCQA certifies patient-centered medical homes.

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The NCQA ACO accredition will focus on seven domains. Read the details at http://www.ncqa.org/tabid/1312/Default.aspx

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Sources: Modern Healthcare; NCQA