NCQA report shows wide variation in managed care plans' quality

Fisher, Mary Jane
October 1998
National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services;10/5/98, Vol. 102 Issue 40, p48
Discusses the second 1998 `State of Managed Care Quality' report by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Wide industry variability in key measures of clinical care, customer service and satisfaction; Wide variation in quality among the United States regions; Correlation between NCQA Accreditation status and quality of care and service.


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