New measures for health plan providers in 2023 put the focus on inclusivity and health equity.
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has announced revised quality measure for health plans in the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) for the year 2023, according to a press release from the group. These updates will introduce race/ethnicity stratifications and member gender identity affirmations.
NCQA has added race and ethnicity stratifications to 8 HEDIS measures to more accurately collect data to improve transparency in care gaps and disparities. NCQA has also amended references to pregnancy by incorporating more inclusive language. This language will recognize and include transgender and gender non-conforming individuals.
Other HEDIS measures (including important Dental measures) introduced are:
HEDIS 2023 and its corresponding changes are available for review at NCQA.org.