Measure Submission Help 


If you don’t see an answer to your question in the list below, contact the NQF project staff or info@qualityforum.org. Additional resources are available on the Submitting Standards web page. 

Access and Security

Completing the Form

Saving Drafts

Submitting the Online Form

Additional Questions and Information

Access and Security

I’m entering sensitive data into the online form. How can I be sure that no one else will be able to access this information?

Each online submission form is tied directly to the website account of the person who creates the draft of that document. That is, if you begin to enter data into the form, and save a draft to return to later, NO OTHER USER will have access to the information that you’ve entered unless you grant permission.

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Completing the Form

I entered all of my information to answer the question, but my response overfills the text box. Is my answer cut off? How can I be sure everything is in there?

No, your answer is not trimmed. To be sure your information is present, choose the Print Submission link. Doing so will open a pop-up, print-ready version of your current form, including all of the data that you’ve entered. Scrull down to the field you want to check, and you'll see all your information is present.

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I’d like to submit more than one measure to this NQF project. Can I use the same online form to submit data about more than one measure?

No. You must complete a separate online submission form for each measure that you plan to submit to NQF for consideration.

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Do I have to complete the tabs in order?

No, you can enter data into the form in any order that you wish.

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Which document formats are supported by the online submission form, and what’s the size limit for attachments?

A few questions request or allow an attachment and a specific format may be indicated. The online form supports Word, Excel, Power Point, and PDF documents. Attached documents can be no larger than 5MB.

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There is more information that I want to submit, and no place on the form for it. What do I do?

The form has a place where you can attach an appendix of supplemental materials. However, all requested information should be provided in the submission form and evidence and measure testing attachments. There is no guarantee that supplemental materials will be reviewed.

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Saving Drafts

How do I save a draft version of my submission form?

The online form will not automatically save your work. To save your work, you must click the Save Draft link in the upper right corner of the form or the Save Draft button at the bottom of each tab.

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Where can I find the date and time of my last successful save of my draft form?

Check the time and date of your last successful save attempt displayed at the top of each page of the form. This information is located just below the “NQF Measure Submission Version X.X” header.

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How can I reopen a draft submission form that I’ve saved?

You can access your drafts through your Dashboard. Log in to the NQF site, and open your Dashboard. In the Dashboard, just below your contact information, you’ll see a section called Submissions. Within this section, you’ll see a list of the online submission forms that you’ve begun but haven’t yet submitted. To access one of the drafts, click on its title.

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How can I print a hard copy of the online form for my records?

Click on the Print Submission link at any time during your work with the online submission form. A pop-up window will appear with full print-ready version of your form. Any information that you’ve entered into the form will be present in this printed version.

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Can I save an electronic version of the online form for my records?

If your system allows, you can print to a PDF document and save the file.

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Submitting the Online Form

How do I submit an online submission form that I’ve completed?

To submit your measure, click the Submit link located in the upper right-hand or the Submit button at the bottom of each tab of the submission form. The website will run a basic validation check. If it discovers any errors, a pop-up window will appear with a linked list of those required areas that you still need to complete.

If there are no errors, the Submission pop-up will appear. At this point, you have not yet submitted your measure to NQF. To complete the submission process, you will need to certify within the pop-up window that you’ve completed the submission form and entered all of the required information. Once you’ve made this certification, and when you’re certain that you’re ready, click the Ok button to submit your measure.

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Can I make any changes to my form once I’ve submitted it to NQF?

No. Once you’ve submitted your form, you will not be able to make any further changes to your submission form unless NQF staff reopen the form. Contact the project staff if you need to make any changes after you have submitted your measure. 

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Where can I see a list of the online forms that I’ve submitted?

This information can be found on your Dashboard. Log in to the NQF website and go to Membership > My Dashboard. In the Dashboard, just below your contact information, you’ll see a section called Submissions. Within this section, you’ll see a list of the forms that you’ve submitted and those still in draft.

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Additional Information

I’m having technical problems. Who should I contact?

For technical questions about the online submission form or for technical support, please e-mail us at info@qualityforum.org.

 

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I have questions about the content of the online submission form, or about the project to which I’d like to submit a measure. Who should I contact?

For questions about the content of or information required by the Measure Submission Form, please contact the NQF project director when there has been a specific call for measures. Otherwise, please email us at info@qualityforum.org.

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Where can I find the name and contact info of the NQF project director?

If there has been a call for measures, the NQF project director’s name and contact information appear at the bottom of the form’s Introduction page.

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