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Factors Influencing NCQA Accreditation Decisions of HMOs

  • Stephan Gohmann


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    This paper describes how National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) accreditation of a managed care plan can be used as a signal of plan quality. A model is then developed examining the factors affecting the probability that a plan will be accredited. Larger and older plans are more likely to be accredited. For-profit plans are also more likely to be accredited. Competition in the marketplace from other accredited plans increases the probability of a plan being accredited. The results indicate that plans that have lower costs of accrediting as proxied by size and age are more likely to be accredited. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006

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    Article provided by International Atlantic Economic Society in its journal Atlantic Economic Journal.

    Volume (Year): 34 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 2 (June)
    Pages: 209-217

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:atlecj:v:34:y:2006:i:2:p:209-217
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