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Spending, quality not linked, report says
Modern Healthcare

A report from the National Committee for Quality Assurance found no significant link between health plans’ spending patterns and the quality of care their members receive. In its annual State of Health Care Quality report (PDF), the NCQA analyzed data from 1,000 health plans covering 118 million Americans. Using that data, researchers assessed spending on five of the most costly chronic illnesses including diabetes, hypertension and asthma.