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NCQA to Release State of Health Care Quality Report

Published: Monday, September 20, 2004 - 22:00

The National Committee for Quality Assurance will soon release its annual report on health care quality.

This year’s report finds that while health plans participating in NCQA’s voluntary national accreditation program improved their scores substantially, the broader health care system is still plagued with wide gaps in quality. These quality gaps cost the United States tens of thousands of lives, millions of illnesses and billions of dollars, NCQA reports.

The release will include a listing of the nation’s top 10 health plans in clinical care and member satisfaction, and the top five plans for clinical care in each region. The report will be released in a ceremony on Sept. 23 in Washington, D.C.

For more information, visit www.ncqa.org.

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