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HEDIS®

The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is a registered trademark of NCQA. 

CAHPS®

CAHPS® is a registered trademark of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

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NCQA Copyright Notice and Disclaimer

The HEDIS® measure specifications were developed by and are owned by NCQA. The HEDIS® measure specifications are not clinical guidelines and do not establish a standard of medical care. NCQA makes no representations, warranties, or endorsement about the quality of any organization or physician that uses or reports performance measures and NCQA has no liability to anyone who relies on such measure specifications. NCQA holds a copyright in these materials and can rescind or alter these materials at any time. These materials may not be modified by anyone other than NCQA. Anyone desiring to use or reproduce the materials without modification for an internal non-commercial purpose may do so without obtaining any approval from NCQA. Use of the Rules for Allowable Adjustments of HEDIS to make permitted adjustments of the materials does not constitute a modification. All other uses, including a commercial use and/or external reproduction, distribution and publication must be approved by NCQA and are subject to a license at the discretion of NCQA. Reprinted with permission by NCQA.  ©2020 National Committee for Quality Assurance, all rights reserved.

Limited proprietary coding is contained in the measure specifications for convenience. NCQA disclaims all liability for use or accuracy of any third-party code values contained in the specifications. 

The American Medical Association holds a copyright to the CPT® codes contained in the measure specifications.  

The American Hospital Association holds a copyright to the Uniform Billing Codes (“UB”) contained in the measure specifications. The UB Codes in the HEDIS® specifications are included with the permission of the AHA. The UB Codes contained in the HEDIS specifications may be used by health plans and other health care delivery organizations for the purpose of calculating and reporting HEDIS® measure results or using HEDIS® measure results for their internal quality improvement purposes. All other uses of the UB Codes require a license from the AHA. Anyone desiring to use the UB Codes in a commercial product to generate HEDIS® results, or for any other commercial use, must obtain a commercial use license directly from the AHA. To inquire about licensing, contact ub04@aha.org.

Quality Compass®

Quality Compass® is a registered trademark of NCQA.

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The source for the data is Quality Compass® 2020 and is used with the permission of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (“NCQA”).  Any analysis, interpretation, or conclusion based on these data is solely that of the authors, and NCQA specifically disclaims responsibility for any such analysis, interpretation, or conclusion.  Quality Compass® is a registered trademark of NCQA.

The HEDIS® measures and specifications were developed by and are owned by the NCQA. The HEDIS® measures and specifications are not clinical guidelines and do not establish standards of medical care. NCQA makes no representations, warranties, or endorsement about the quality of any organization or clinician that uses or reports performance measures or any data or rates calculated using the HEDIS® measures and specifications and NCQA has no liability to anyone who relies on such measures or specifications.

NCQA holds a copyright in the data and can rescind or alter the data at any time.  The data may not be modified by anyone other than NCQA. Anyone desiring to use or reproduce the materials without modification for an internal, non-commercial purpose may do so without obtaining any approval from NCQA. All other uses, including a commercial use and/or external reproduction, distribution, publication must be approved by NCQA and are subject to a license at the discretion of NCQA. ©2020 National Committee for Quality Assurance, all rights reserved.