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NCQA State of Health Care Quality Report to be Released at October 23 Online Press Event

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The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) will release its analysis of the latest quality results in its State of Health Care Quality Report 2013. Findings include:

  • Overuse of antibiotics still a problem
  • Good news on childhood obesity
  • Good, and not so good, news on childhood immunizatio
  • Drop in substance abuse treatment, especially in Medicare
  • More Medicaid enrollees like their care/LI>

The 2013 State of Health Care Quality Report summarizes calendar year 2012 Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) results from health plans covering 136 million people, or 43 percent of the U.S. population. HEDIS is health care’s most widely used performance improvement tool.

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