Azara Healthcare Completes NCQA HEDIS Health Plan Measure Certification Program™ for 35 MY 2021 HEDIS® Measures
Boston, MA – September 21, 2021 – Azara Healthcare, a leading provider of population health solutions, announced today that it has received certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for 35 HEDIS® Measure Year (MY) 2021 Health Plan and Allowable Adjustments Measures.
HEDIS (Healthcare Effectiveness and Data Information Set) measures, as established by the NCQA, are used to evaluate health plans’ clinical quality and customer service. More than 191 million people are enrolled in plans that report HEDIS results, which includes measures for physicians, Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs), and other organizations, making it one of healthcare’s most widely used performance improvement tools. Certification validates Azara Healthcare’s quality measures in their calculation of measure performance and care gap reporting.
Certification of these 35 HEDIS measures span the following domains:
- Effectiveness of Care
- Utilization and Risk Adjusted Utilization
- Access and Availability of Care
- Electronic Clinical Data System
Azara solutions empower healthcare providers to track HEDIS performance, identify care gaps, and implement intervention models that can proactively improve the health of their population. Together with the newly certified HEDIS measures, Azara maintains one of the industry’s largest active measure libraries with over 800 discrete quality measures, spanning dozens of practice specialties and programs.
“Azara’s health and quality measure solutions allow our clients to track and compare quality performance across their member and patient populations to improve their health and quality of life,” said Jeff Brandes, CEO of Azara Healthcare. “NCQA certification attests that these measures meet NCQA’s rigorous testing and reporting requirements, saving our clients time and resources that can better be directed to improving the health outcomes of their population as part of performance improvement initiatives, accreditation, and value-based contract requirements.”
Azara solutions empower more than 1,000 Community Health Centers, physician practices, Primary Care Associations, Health Center Controlled Networks, and clinically integrated networks in 38 states to improve the quality and efficiency of care for more than 25 million Americans.
For more information about Azara Healthcare and its population health solutions, visit www.azarahealthcare.com
HEDIS® is a registered trademark of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
NCQA HEDIS Health Plan Measure Certification Program™ is a trademark of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA’s website (ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more-informed health care choices. NCQA can be found online at ncqa.org, on Twitter @ncqa, on Facebook at facebook.com/NCQA.org/ and on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/ncqa.
About Azara Healthcare
Azara Healthcare is the leading provider of data-driven analytics, quality measurement and reporting for the Community Health and physician practice market. Azara solutions empower more than 1,000 Community Health Centers, physician practices, Primary Care Associations, Health Center Controlled Networks, and clinically integrated networks in 38 states to improve the quality and efficiency of care for more than 25 million Americans through actionable data. Azara consistently earns accolades as a top population health vendor by industry market intelligence firm KLAS Research and was ranked number one in MACRA and MIPS Support Technology for Value-Based Care by Black Book Research.