qrcAnalytics Software Platform Receives NCQA AMP Measure Certification
SANTA CLARA – qrcAnalytics, a healthcare technology company dedicated to bringing clarity to the complexity of quality, risk and cost, has earned the National Committee Quality Assurance (NCQA) certification for all 22 of California Align, Measure and Perform (AMP) quality measures. The NCQA certification process is a rigorous process designed to verify the accuracy of the quality measurements tested. The qrcAnalytics platform includes all the quality measurements used throughout the healthcare provider industry and all those measurements have received the most current NCQA certification. The NCQA accreditation helps healthcare providers demonstrate their commitment to quality by guiding them to the software vendors known to maintain the most accurate measurements in the industry. The AMP program was formerly known as the Value-Based Pay for Performance (VBP4P) and is administered by the Integrated Healthcare Association. qrcAnalytics NCQA certification covers four programs: AMP Commercial HMO; AMP Medicare Advantage; AMP Commercial ACO; and AMP Medi-Cal Managed Care.
“It’s important for provider organizations to partner with Health Information Technology (HIT) vendors who have a strong understanding of quality measures coupled with an equally strong knowledge of advanced value-based payment models to compliantly optimize revenue and successfully navigate the journey to value-based care,” said Paula Gallagher, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for qrcAnalytics. “Health plans, provider organizations and others rely on accurate quality data to make decisions regarding the business of healthcare; and, importantly, incentive payments by payors and contractors in a value-based care environment are largely based on actual quality measurements.”
“Our healthcare system is rapidly transitioning to value-based care which requires healthcare professionals to measure and evaluate both provider quality and patient/population risk. This change, which has already impacted both healthcare organizations and payors is expected to expand,” said Gene Rondenet, President of qrcAnalytics. “To succeed in our changing market, provider organizations need to have meaningful and actionable information centered on the objectives of improving quality, understanding and managing risk and reducing cost, all of which results in improved patient satisfaction in pursuit of The Triple Aim. Focusing on these areas allows healthcare providers to make better decisions that lead to operational excellence, increased regulatory compliance and a more sustainable organization.”
NCQA is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to assessing and reporting on the quality of healthcare using standardized industry measures. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations and manages the evolution of HEDIS [®], the performance measurement set used by more than 90% of the nation’s health plans. AMP Certified Measures℠ is a service mark of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). NCQA uses measurement, transparency, and accountability to highlight top performers and drive improvement in healthcare. The organization began in the early 1990s by measuring and accrediting health plans. Since 2008, their mission has grown to measure the quality of medical providers and practices.