The National Quality Forum (NQF) is a unique, multi-stakeholder organization whose mission is to improve healthcare quality by setting national priorities and goals for performance improvement, endorsing national consensus standards for measuring and publicly reporting on performance, and promoting the attainment of national goals through education and outreach programs.
The latest news about NQF and its work can be found below. Additional resources, including a press kit and more information about NQF publications, can be found in the navigation box on the left-hand side of this page.
Recent NQF Press Releases
MAY 07, 2013National Quality Forum Testifies at U.S. House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Hearing
NQF testifies today before the U.S. House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, at a 10:00am hearing focused on options for repealing the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula and reforming the Medicare physician payment system to reward quality and value.
APR 24, 2013Dr. Christine Cassel and Four Other NQF Board Members Named to Modern Healthcare’s List of Most Influential Physicians
Incoming President and CEO of the National Quality Forum (NQF), Christine K. Cassel, MD, has been named among the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives in Healthcare for 2013. Joining Dr. Cassel on the list are four members of the NQF Board of Directors.
APR 12, 2013NQF Removes Time-Limited Endorsement for Four Measures; Measures Now Have Endorsed Status
The National Quality Forum (NQF) Board of Directors has removed time-limited endorsement status from four measures focused on psychosocial functioning in children and adolescents, participation in a national dose index registry, and diagnostic evaluation and suicide risk assessment for children and adolescents with major depressive disorders.
MAR 06, 2013NQF Endorses Additional Infectious Disease Measures
The NQF Board of Directors has endorsed two additional infectious disease measures addressing severe sepsis and sepsis shock, and testing for chronic hepatitis C.
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