Accreditation earned for program supporting patients with chronic health conditions
Populytics, Inc. has been awarded the three-year Population Health Program Accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). This Accreditation is a recent revision to NCQA’s previous Disease Management Accreditation, reflecting the universal movement from single-condition disease management toward whole-person accountability and health management on a population-wide level.
For Populytics, the Accreditation is focused on the Condition Support program, an effective population health management service within BeneFIT Corporate WellnessSM, the well-being division of Populytics. The program provides health coaching by clinically trained and certified coaches to assist individuals with self-management of diabetes, asthma (adult and pediatric), hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic heart failure, and coronary artery disease.
“Our Condition Support Program enables us to identify and address the needs of individuals with chronic conditions while supporting their wellness goals, adhering to treatment plans, closing care gaps, and providing the resources they need,” says Kristin Behler, MPH, MCHES®, Director, Health Promotion and Wellness. “While the program offers exceptional value to individuals, it also serves the broader purpose of improving the health of our populations. Condition Support is indicative of how progressive health systems such as Lehigh Valley Health Network are demonstrating and executing on value to consumers, employers, providers, and payers.”
Standards inherent in the NCQA Population Health Accreditation program directly relate to Populytics’ analytics and care coordination work. They involve data integration, population assessment, population segmentation, targeted interventions, practitioner support, and measurement and quality improvement, among others. Populytics’ collaborative teams pulled together to meet the requirements of NCQA Accreditation, which is an excellent affirmation of their work and commitment. NCQA Accreditation standards are intended to help organizations achieve the highest level of performance possible while creating an environment of continuous improvement.
“Population Health Management programs move us in greater alignment with the increased focus on person-centered population health management,” said Margaret E. O’Kane, President, NCQA. “Not only does it add value to existing quality improvement efforts, it also demonstrates an organization’s highest level of commitment to improving the quality of care that meets people’s needs.”
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.