National Committee for Quality Assurance

How Your Net Promoter Score Could Influence Your BusinessYour net promoter score could be influencing your business. Here’s what it is and how to improve it.
Four questions to ask about healthcare benchmarkingHere’s how successful strategy leaders look to industry benchmark data to map out where they want to take their service line, practice or institution.
Missing this data can hurt your population health strategiesKey socioeconomic data that will help you care for your most vulnerable populations.
Four steps managed care can take to promote antimicrobial stewardshipThe call for antimicrobial stewardship is growing. Enact these steps to prevent a return to the pre-antibiotic era.
The rise and fall of the patient-centered medical homeWhy a PCMH pioneer may abandon the model in his practice
MOC reform: Latest developmentsAlthough I’ve been writing articles for Contemporary Pediatrics since 1988, I have never received as much supportive e-mail as I have in response to my 2 maintenance of certification (MOC) articles published in the January 2015 issue.
[BLOG]: Providers and payers share responsibility in making antimicrobial stewardship programs a priority
[BLOG]: Providers and payers share responsibility in making antimicrobial stewardship programs a priorityThe number of antibiotic-resistant strains continues to rise rapidly. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) point to alarming trends that are exacerbated by fewer new antibiotics coming into the market and high costs.
NCQA updates Patient-centered Medical Home recognition standardsThe National Committee for Quality Assurance has updated its recognition standards for Patient-centered Medical Homes. The 2014 guidelines emphasize team-based care coordination, behavioral health integration, and care for high-need populations.
Home sweet “medical home”Your V2.0 pediatric practice should be officially credentialed as a patient-centered medical home, but even practices that aren’t accredited can still provide exceptional care.
PCMH: A closer look at a trend changing healthcare deliveryThe Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) holds great hope for primary care physicians in improving care and reaping rewards from a value-based reimbursement model. But it will also require seismic changes in the way most practices operate.