The National Committee for Quality Assurance, which measures health plan performance data through its HEDIS tool to enable comparisons between insurers, is getting ready to start assessing the quality of long-term care services covered by payers, primarily state Medicaid agencies.

States are looking to move long-term care services to managed care plans, says Raena Akin-Deko, assistant vice president for product development at NCQA. “We’re looking to improve the quality of care for vulnerable populations to remain independent in their home and community,” she adds.

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