NCQA pushes for stricter health quality measures

02/22/2007 | Business Insurance (tiered subscription model)

The National Committee for Quality Assurance has proposed replacing some of its health care performance measures with stricter ones that would be designed to improve patient care. The measures would include improving childhood immunization measures and going beyond prescribing beta-blockers in heart attack patients to tracking whether patients are taking their beta-blocker treatments six months after a heart attack.

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