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June 2, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
HMOs Rated by Panel: A nonprofit group that rates the quality of health maintenance organizations said that only 34 of 156 plans received its highest marks, and three were denied accreditation. National Committee for Quality Assurance. Among HMOs that received the highest accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance were FHP Inc. of Cerritos; the Harvard Community Health Plan in Massachusetts; PruCare of Jacksonville, Fla.; U.S. Healthcare of Burlington, Mass.
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September 25, 2002 | Bloomberg News
Health-maintenance organizations that withhold poor performance ratings are distorting results of a system that compares the quality of U.S. health-care plans, researchers said. A review found that a quarter to a half of health plans that gave their scores to the National Committee for Quality Assurance in the late 1990s didn't make them public the next year. Those with the worst rankings were as much as five times more likely to withhold results the following year.
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BUSINESS
August 22, 1996 | From Bloomberg Business News
A watchdog group on Wednesday released data for businesses and consumers seeking to compare the performance of health maintenance organizations on prenatal care and other medical services. The National Committee for Quality Assurance, the nonprofit accrediting group that grades the quality of half the nation's HMOs, has packaged on a CD-ROM the performance information of 226 health plans.
BUSINESS
August 22, 1996 | From Bloomberg Business News
A watchdog group on Wednesday released data for businesses and consumers seeking to compare the performance of health maintenance organizations on prenatal care and other medical services. The National Committee for Quality Assurance, the nonprofit accrediting group that grades the quality of half the nation's HMOs, has packaged on a CD-ROM the performance information of 226 health plans.
BUSINESS
September 25, 2002 | Bloomberg News
Health-maintenance organizations that withhold poor performance ratings are distorting results of a system that compares the quality of U.S. health-care plans, researchers said. A review found that a quarter to a half of health plans that gave their scores to the National Committee for Quality Assurance in the late 1990s didn't make them public the next year. Those with the worst rankings were as much as five times more likely to withhold results the following year.
BUSINESS
October 5, 1995 | DAVID OLMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of California's largest health maintenance organizations, CaliforniaCare, has received low marks in a quality review by a leading national health care accrediting group, industry sources said. CaliforniaCare, the HMO operated by WellPoint Health Networks, a Woodland Hills-based managed care firm, has appealed the decision by the Washington-based National Committee for Quality Assurance, a well-regarded accrediting group.
BUSINESS
October 20, 1995 | DAVID R. OLMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After failing a key medical quality review, a Blue Cross of California subsidiary planned to file a lawsuit today against a well-regarded national accrediting group, claiming that the review was flawed. CaliforniaCare Health Plans, one of the state's largest health maintenance organizations, said late Thursday that it would file the civil suit against the National Committee for Quality Assurance in federal court in Washington.
NEWS
June 30, 2011
Primary care doctors: An article in the June 27 Health section about the increasing number of tasks family physicians must perform stated that there are more than 100 primary care practices in the U.S. that are patient-centered medical homes, a new model for primary care. To date, 2,314 patient-centered medical homes are recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, a nonprofit that evaluates health delivery programs.
BUSINESS
April 16, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Kaiser Gets Key Accreditation: A national quality review group has awarded the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan in Southern California its highest level of accreditation. The National Committee for Quality Assurance, an independent organization that reviews managed-care programs, gave Kaiser a three-year accreditation. The NCQA approval process, which is voluntary, has become a widely sought-after indicator of quality among managed-care plans.
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April 18, 2000 | BARBARA MURPHY
WellPoint Health Networks in Thousand Oaks says its principal California subsidiary, Blue Cross of California, was awarded a commendable three-year accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its commercial HMO and Medicare HMO products. Commendable accreditation is granted to health plans with programs for service and clinical quality that meet or exceed the committee's standards.
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October 20, 1995 | DAVID R. OLMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After failing a key medical quality review, a Blue Cross of California subsidiary planned to file a lawsuit today against a well-regarded national accrediting group, claiming that the review was flawed. CaliforniaCare Health Plans, one of the state's largest health maintenance organizations, said late Thursday that it would file the civil suit against the National Committee for Quality Assurance in federal court in Washington.
BUSINESS
October 5, 1995 | DAVID OLMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of California's largest health maintenance organizations, CaliforniaCare, has received low marks in a quality review by a leading national health care accrediting group, industry sources said. CaliforniaCare, the HMO operated by WellPoint Health Networks, a Woodland Hills-based managed care firm, has appealed the decision by the Washington-based National Committee for Quality Assurance, a well-regarded accrediting group.
BUSINESS
August 29, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Group Receives Grants to Develop HMO Quality Measure: The National Committee for Quality Assurance, a nonprofit organization that accredits health maintenance organizations, will get about $900,000 in private and government money to develop new measures of quality for HMOs and other types of managed-care health plans. Pfizer Inc. of New York and Merck & Co. of Whitehouse Station, N.J., will together contribute about $300,000 toward the project; the U.S.
BUSINESS
January 1, 1997 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
WellPoint Health Networks Inc.'s CaliforniaCare Health Plans said it withdrew its lawsuit against the National Committee for Quality Assurance, an accrediting group. CaliforniaCare, a health maintenance organization, didn't indicate why the lawsuit was withdrawn, and company executives couldn't be reached for comment. The unit of Woodland Hills-based WellPoint filed the suit in October 1995 after it failed a key medical quality review, The Times reported at the time.
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