NCQA releases updated Quality Compass

NCQA has released an updated version of Quality Compass with comparative information on 250 managed care health plans. The version 1.1, available only on CD-ROM, includes updated performance information from previous participants and 41 new participants.

Quality Compass provides Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS 2.5) and NCQA accreditation information. Quality Compass 2.0, with HEDIS 3.0 information, is scheduled for release in August 1997. The price of Quality Compass 1.1 ranges from $800 to $3,200, depending on the number of plans that are included. For more information, contact the NCQA Publications Center, (800) 839-6487.