National Quality Measures for Breast Centers™
A Quality Initiative of the National Consortium of Breast Centers, Inc.

Administered by:
National Consortium of Breast Centers, Inc.
PO Box 1334 | Warsaw, IN 46581-1334
Phone: (574) 267-8058 | Fax: (574) 267-8268

BECOME CERTIFIED

Three Certification Levels

Before application for certification can be accepted, a breast center be a participant in the NQMBC™ program and must have completed Phase I which contains basic profile data about the breast center. After completing Phase I, the participating facility immediately receives this designation and is sent recognition materials via US Mail. In addition to the letter of acknowledgement and congratulations, the breast center will receive a certificate good for one year. The breast center will also be listed on the NQMBC™ website as a participant in the NQMBC™ Program.

Participants in the NQMBC™ Program will have the opportunity to ultimately become a Certified Quality Center of Excellence. This is the highest level of certification and recognition. Each certification level has minimum performance and participation criteria that must be met before application for certification can be made. A brief overview of of the certifications is reflected below and contains a link with further information about each certification level and when and how to make application.


Certified Participant

After meeting the participation guidelines, and becoming a designated NQMBC™ participant, the breast health facility is eligible to make application to become a Certified Participant.

In addition to meeting the requirements to become a Participant, the Certified Participant must have supplied data for 40% of the measures for which their quality breast center type should be able to measure performance. Click here for complete certification criteria.

Certified Participants can have a news release sent to their area media sources announcing that their breast center has placed the quality care of their patients as a priority. Each Certified Participant will be listed on the NQMBC™ website. The NCBC offers, as part of this certification the opportunity for the Certified Participant to obtain a beautiful 9" four prism recognition award. It is hoped the award will be displayed in a prominent place for patients to view, emphasizing the priority their center has placed on their patients quality care.


Certified Quality Breast Center

Application for a Certified Quality Breast Center may be made after becoming a Certified Participant in the NQMBC™ Program. In addition to the requirements to become a Certified Participant, the Certified Quality Breast Center applicant must have supplied 75% of the measures for which their quality breast center type should be able to measure performance. The center should also have performed above the 25th percentile. Click here for complete certification criteria.

Certified Quality Breast Centers will have a press release sent to their area media highlighting their services and this new designation. Each Certified Quality Breast Center will be listed on the NQMBC™ website. This certification also offers the Certified Participant a beautiful 12" four prism recognition award. It is hoped the award will be to displayed in a prominent place for patients to view, emphasizing the priority their center has placed on providing their patients quality care.


Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence

The highest certification level - that of a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence is achieved by meeting the highest set of certification criteria.

In addition to the requirements to become a Certified Participant, the Certified Quality Breast Center applicant must have supplied 90% of the measures for which their quality breast center type should be able to measure performance and performed above the 25th percentile. Click here for complete certification criteria.

Certified Quality Breast Centers of Excellence will have a press release sent to their area media highlighting their center as attaining the highest quality certification level. Each designated center will be listed on the NQMBC™ website. This certification offers the Certified Participant a beautiful 14" or 16" nine-prism recognition award to display along side their Certified Participant and Certified Quality Breast Center awards. It is hoped that patients will see these awards and recognize that their center has attained the highest level of commitment the breast center has placed to providing quality care to its patients.