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New NCQA tool to assess diabetes, heart care
Modern Healthcare

The National Committee for Quality Assurance says it is developing a new outcomes-based measurement tool aimed at more accurately assessing the care delivered to patients with heart disease and diabetes.

In a Tuesday news release, Washington-based NCQA, well-known for its performance measure set for health plans and for its patient-centered medical home program, said the tool will extract electronic health-record data to provide a more complete picture of how patients’ risks of adverse outcomes are reduced, based on individualized treatment.