Factors Influencing NCQA Accreditation Decisions of HMOs
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
Volume (Year): 34 (2006)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
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