The high price of quality: A cost analysis of NCQA accreditation

Gary J. Mihalik, Michael R. Scherer, Robert K. Schreter

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Abstract

Payers and consumers across the United States are expressing discontent with their health plans. We are witnessing a market-based demand for accreditation as a guarantee of acceptable quality in health services. Increasingly, accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is being viewed as the gold standard for health plans. This article presents a model for allocating resources and a cost analysis of anticipated expenditures associated with achieving this objective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-47
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Health Care Finance
Volume29
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Accreditation
Costs and Cost Analysis
Health
Health Expenditures
Health Services

Keywords

  • Accreditation
  • Managed Behavioral Healthcare Organization (MBHO)
  • NCQA
  • Quality improvement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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Mihalik, G. J., Scherer, M. R., & Schreter, R. K. (2003). The high price of quality: A cost analysis of NCQA accreditation. Journal of Health Care Finance, 29(3), 38-47.

The high price of quality : A cost analysis of NCQA accreditation. / Mihalik, Gary J.; Scherer, Michael R.; Schreter, Robert K.

In: Journal of Health Care Finance, Vol. 29, No. 3, 03.2003, p. 38-47.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mihalik, GJ, Scherer, MR & Schreter, RK 2003, 'The high price of quality: A cost analysis of NCQA accreditation', Journal of Health Care Finance, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 38-47.
Mihalik, Gary J. ; Scherer, Michael R. ; Schreter, Robert K. / The high price of quality : A cost analysis of NCQA accreditation. In: Journal of Health Care Finance. 2003 ; Vol. 29, No. 3. pp. 38-47.
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