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NCQA To Give Doctors Checkups

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The National Committee for Quality Assurance wants to help patients, employers and health plans evaluate the quality of services provided by individual physician practices.

The NCQA, Washington, a group best known for efforts to develop scientifically tested measures for evaluating health plans, has released a draft of physician practice quality measures for public comment.

Many of the measures have been adopted by other physical quality measurement programs, the NCQA says.