The National Committee for Quality Assurance added voluntary performance reporting for five chronic conditions to its disease-management accreditation program.
In addition to adding performance reporting, the NCQA will require other standards focusing on care coordination, resource utilization and efficiency, data integration and transparency for its disease-management accreditation process.
Organizations that undertake the quality group's accreditation requirements will be able to include information on how their programs are affecting care for patients with asthma, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure and ischemic vascular disease. The organizations will evaluate their performance against an evidence-based set of measures, according to the NCQA. Organizations that meet this standard will receive the designation of Accredited with Performance Reporting.