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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

APR 02, 2014
NQF Issues Population Health Community Action Guide for Public Comment
The National Quality Forum (NQF) is seeking public comment on its draft Community Action Guide, a new resource designed to help communities initiate or improve population health programs. The draft Guide was developed by an NQF-convened, multi-stakeholder committee and is the first offering of a three-year project funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services. 

APR 01, 2014
NQF Applauds Continued Funding to Quality Measurement and Improvement for Medicare
On March 31st, the U.S. Senate passed the "Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (H.R.4302)" following last week’s consideration by the U.S. House of Representatives. This legislation provides a one year update to the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) in order to protect beneficiary access to Medicare physician services. The bill also includes important investments to continue the progress on quality performance and improvement. 

MAR 07, 2014
NQF Endorses Behavioral Health Measures
The NQF Board of Directors has endorsed 20 quality measures focused on behavioral health, addressing issues such as depression screening and treatment response, medication management, and alcohol and tobacco abuse.  

FEB 27, 2014
Statement From National Quality Forum
National Quality Forum President and CEO Christine K. Cassel, MD, told the NQF board of directors today that she is voluntarily resigning from the boards of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan and Premier Inc. 

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