FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who is the National Perinatal Information Center/Quality Analytic Services?
NPIC/QAS, located in Providence, RI, is a non-profit organization which began in 1985 with a charter membership of major perinatal centers across the United States. NPIC/QAS has expertise in the analysis of large data sets, development of comparative benchmarking quality and utilization reports, evaluation of direct service programs, and project consultation and management.
What services does NPIC/QAS provide?
A core business of NPIC/QAS is data analysis, comparative reporting and reporting services for member hospitals and military treatment facilities. In addition to the unique Perinatal Center Data Base (PCDB), NPIC/QAS has a range of capability in consultation, facilitation, program management, survey development and the product support.
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Who uses NPIC/QAS services and information?
NPIC/QAS services are directed toward senior hospital management, clinical department directors, quality assurance and risk management directors, managed care contractors, federal, state and private agencies and foundations
Who are members of NPIC/QAS?
NPIC/QAS membership includes perinatal centers across the country and military treatment facilities worldwide.
What information is available to members?
NPIC/QAS members receive quarterly comparative financial, clinical and quality reports comparing their data to a peer subgroup and the Perinatal Center Data Base (PCDB). Comparative benchmarking reports assist hospital management to improve the delivery of services and identify and isolate key areas for management’s focus. In addition, members can request custom analyses and have access to collaborative studies.
How can I participate in the Perinatal Center Data Base (PCDB)?
As a member of NPIC/QAS, your hospital’s financial and clinical discharge data will be included in the Perinatal Center Data Base (PCDB) and you will receive quarterly reports comparing your data to a peer sub-group and the PCDB.
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How may I receive additional information about NPIC/QAS services?
You may request additional information about any of NPIC/QAS's services by visiting our Contact Us page, which provides our contact information and a form to submit requests for information.
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