HMOs serving rural areas: experiences with HMO accreditation and HEDIS reporting.

@article{Casey2000HMOsSR,
  title={HMOs serving rural areas: experiences with HMO accreditation and HEDIS reporting.},
  author={Michelle Marie Casey and Jill Klingner},
  journal={Managed care quarterly},
  year={2000},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={
          48-59
        }
}
This article explores the reasons why two groups of health maintenance organizations (HMOs) that serve rural areas have chosen to apply or not to apply for National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) accreditation, and their future plans regarding accreditation. It also describes the challenges faced by HMOs serving rural areas in meeting NCQA accreditation standards and collecting Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS) data. A number of accredited HMOs cited positive… CONTINUE READING

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