The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has released its latest edition of Quality Compass, the nation’s leading database of comparable information on clinical performance and patient experience for 415 commercial health plan products serving 94 million enrollees.
Quality Compass 2009 allows subscribers to generate custom reports by selecting health plans, measures and benchmarks for up to three years of data. Data can also be compared against state, regional and national benchmarks. It contains information drawn from audited data reported to NCQA through its Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) as well as the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®). NCQA also collected HEDIS and CAHPS data from Medicare and Medicaid plans. The Medicaid edition of Quality Compass will be available in October. The performance data also forms the basis of NCQA’s annual State of Health Care Quality report, which will be released on October 8.