NQF Statement on the 'BETTER Act of 2019 (H.R. 3417)' 

JUN 26, 2019

CONTACT: Proof Strategies

NQF Statement on the 'BETTER Act of 2019 (H.R. 3417)'

We applaud the House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA-01) and Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX-08) as well as Representatives Judy Chu (D-CA-27) and David Schweikert (R-AZ-06) for their leadership and commitment to improving healthcare in the U.S. The continuation of funding for the National Quality Forum (NQF) will be foundational in the nation’s efforts to achieve a cost-efficient, high-quality, and value-based healthcare system.

The reauthorization of funding for NQF will help ensure that quality measures used in care delivery and payment reform continue to be reliable, effective, and drive measurable improvements for our nation’s nearly 60 million Medicare beneficiaries. The importance of NQF’s work is underscored by the support of over 145 leading health care organizations, the Friends of NQF.

The bipartisan Beneficiary Education Tools, Telehealth, and Extenders Reauthorization (BETTER) Act of 2019 sustains funding for federal quality efforts and NQF’s work for three years (October 2019 – September 2022).

Shantanu Agrawal, MD, MPhil
President and CEO
National Quality Forum 


The National Quality Forum (NQF) is the nation’s resource driving measurable health improvement. NQF is an independent, not-for-profit, membership-based organization that brings healthcare stakeholders together to recommend quality measures and improvement strategies that reduce costs and help patients get better care. Learn more at www.qualityforum.org.