The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is a private, 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of health care. Since its founding in 1990, NCQA has been a central figure in driving improvement throughout the health care system, helping to elevate the issue of health care quality to the top of the national agenda.
NCQA develops quality standards and performance measures for a broad range of health care organizations. These measures and standards are the tools that can be used to identify areas of care that need improvement. By reporting the results of these evaluations to the public every year, NCQA informs the public and helps to drive the American health care system to a higher level of performance.
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