NOV 27, 2015NQF Begins Annual Review of Quality Measures for Federal Programs
The National Quality Forum’s Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) began its work this week to review standardized performance measures that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is considering for use in 16 federal health programs. These measures are a critical building block for national pay-for-performance and public reporting programs, which affect 55 million Americans enrolled in Medicare and their healthcare providers.
NOV 25, 2015NQF Report Recommends Rural Health Providers Participate in Medicare Quality Initiatives
A new National Quality Forum (NQF) report recommends integration of rural healthcare providers into federal public reporting and value-based payment programs.
NOV 10, 2015Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH, is New Chair of NQF Board of Directors
The National Quality Forum Board of Directors has a new chair: Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH, the president and CEO of America’s Essential Hospitals.
OCT 16, 2015NQF Launches Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative
The National Quality Forum (NQF) has launched a new initiative to promote appropriate antibiotic use. This initiative is spearheaded by National Quality Partners (NQP), an NQF effort that galvanizes its more than 430 organizational members to take action on significant healthcare issues.
OCT 16, 2015NQF Launches Initiative to Improve Care for Patients with Advanced Illness
The National Quality Forum (NQF) is launching a new initiative to promote high-quality care for patients with advanced illness. The initiative is a major area of focus for National Quality Partners (NQP), which galvanizes NQF’s more than 430 organizational members to take action on significant healthcare issues.
SEP 24, 2015NQF Issues Reports on Medicaid Quality Measures for
Adults, Children, and Dual-Eligible Individuals
The National Quality Forum’s (NQF) Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) recently issued three reports providing input to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on healthcare measures to drive improvement in the quality of healthcare services provided to the more than 70 million adults and children enrolled in Medicaid, as well as the 10 million Americans who are eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare.
SEP 22, 2015NQF Statement on the Institute of Medicine’s Improving Diagnosis in Health Care Report
SEP 01, 2015JAMA Viewpoint Article Identifies Actions to Support the Future of Quality Measurement
National Quality Forum President and CEO Christine Cassel, MD, recommends actions healthcare stakeholders can take to support “the path forward” in quality measurement in a commentary published in the September 1, 2015 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
AUG 06, 2015NQF Report Outlines Strategies to Make Healthcare Data More Transparent and Usable
The National Quality Forum (NQF) has released a white paper and infographic outlining strategies to help make health data and analytics more meaningful, usable, and available in real time for providers and consumers.
JUL 13, 2015NQF Statement on 2015 White House Conference on Aging
JUL 10, 2015NQF Statement on Medicare Proposal to Pay for End-of-Life Counseling
JUN 26, 2015NQF Issues Statement on Bill to Align Quality Measures Advancing in the Senate
JUN 25, 2015NQF Statement on the Senate Finance Committee’s Development of Medicare Chronic Care Policy
JUN 03, 2015NQF Report Outlines Strategies for Improving Healthcare Data Usability and Transparency
The National Quality Forum has released a draft white paper outlining strategies for improving healthcare data usability and transparency. The white paper, which is available for public comment through June 15, distills the recommendations of public- and private-sector leaders who convened recently to craft recommendations to help facilitate more timely reporting and use of health data.
JUN 02, 2015NQF Statement on the White House Effort to Combat Antibiotic Resistance
APR 29, 2015NQF’s Christine Cassel Recognized as Top Healthcare Leader by Modern Healthcare and Becker’s Hospital Review
National Quality Forum President and CEO, Christine Cassel, MD, has been selected as one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Women in Healthcare for 2015, as well as one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s 50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety. Earlier in April, Dr. Cassel also was named as one of Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders, for the third year in a row.
APR 28, 2015NQF Statement on the Institute of Medicine’s Vital Signs
The National Quality Forum (NQF) commends the Institute of Medicine (IOM) for its work to lay a foundation for a more effective and efficient health measurement system in its Vital Signs: Core metrics for Health and Health Care Progress report.
APR 15, 2015NQF Statement on the Medicare Physician Payment Reform Bill
NQF applauds the movement toward paying for value rather than the volume of healthcare services that is supported by H.R. 2: Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act passed in the Senate last evening and expected to be signed by the President into law.
APR 01, 2015NQF-Convened Group Provides Recommendations to HHS for Clinician Value-Based Purchasing Programs and Guidance on Challenges Facing Measurement
The National Quality Forum’s (NQF) Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) submitted recommendations to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding issues to consider when selecting performance measures for clinicians. MAP also provided HHS with guidance on measurement challenges that are endemic across healthcare settings.
MAR 25, 2015NQF Statement on the Launch of the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network
MAR 19, 2015NQF Annual Conference Highlights the Changing Landscape of Healthcare Affordability and Value
Nearly 400 national leaders in quality will convene at the National Quality Forum (NQF)’s 2015 Annual Conference next week to address healthcare costs, quality, and their intersection: healthcare value. The event, “Tackling Costs: The Quality Solution,” will take place on March 23-24, 2015, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.
MAR 17, 2015NQF Honors Consumers’ CHECKBOOK Founder Robert Krughoff with Inaugural Consumers and Patients for Quality Award
The National Quality Forum (NQF) will award its inaugural Consumers and Patients for Quality Award to Robert Krughoff, founder and president of the Center for the Study of Services (CSS)/Consumers’ CHECKBOOK. The award is in recognition of Krughoff’s leadership role in improving transparency in healthcare and promoting greater consumer understanding of healthcare information.
MAR 04, 20152014 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award Recipients Announced
The Joint Commission and the National Quality
Forum (NQF) have announced the 2014 recipients of the annual John M.
Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards. For 2014, three recipients have
been selected in three categories. The awards will be presented March 23, 2015
at the NQF Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.
MAR 03, 2015NQF Statement on U.S. Department of Justice Settlement with Charles Denham
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) settlement announced today with Dr.
Charles Denham for $1 million brings to a close an unprecedented, unwelcome chapter
in the nation’s efforts to advance patient safety.
FEB 25, 2015NQF-Convened Group Provides Recommendations to HHS for Hospital and Post-Acute Care Long-Term Care Value-Based Purchasing Programs
The National Quality Forum’s (NQF) Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) submitted recommendations to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding issues to consider when selecting performance measures for both hospitals and post-acute care/long-term care (PAC/LTC) settings.
FEB 06, 2015NQF-Convened Group Provides Fourth Annual Recommendations on Quality Measures for 20 Federal Healthcare Programs
The National Quality Forum’s (NQF) Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) submitted its recommendations to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today for approximately 200 performance measures under consideration for use in 20 federal healthcare programs. This is the fourth, consecutive year that MAP has submitted guidance to HHS on value based payment and purchasing programs affecting the care of the nation’s 50 million Medicare beneficiaries and the providers that care for them.
JAN 26, 2015NQF Statement on HHS Quality Goals
Dr. Christine Cassel, President & CEO of the National Quality Forum provided a statement on HHS quality goals.
DEC 04, 2014NEJM Perspective Piece Recommends Ways to Enhance Healthcare Measurement
DEC 01, 2014NQF Begins Annual Review of Quality Measures for Use in 20 Federal Programs
NOV 25, 2014NQF’s Measure Applications Partnership Issues Report on Quality Measures for Children Enrolled in Medicaid/CHIP
NOV 13, 2014Ten Groups will Test and Enhance NQF Population Health Guide
SEP 23, 2014Finding Affordable Care: Asking the Right Question is Key
SEP 22, 2014NQF Applauds Passage of IMPACT Act of 2014
SEP 16, 2014NQF Seeks Field Testing Groups for Population Health Guide
AUG 21, 2014New “Playbook” Aims to Eliminate Early Elective Deliveries in the United States
AUG 08, 2014NQF Elects New Members to its Board of Directors
JUL 23, 2014NQF Board Approves Trial Period to Test Impact of Risk Adjustment of Performance Measures for Sociodemographic Factors
JUL 21, 2014NQF Statement: NQF Supports Quality Provisions of the IMPACT Act H.R. 44994/S. 2553
JUN 26, 2014NQF Names Dr. Helen Burstin Chief Scientific Officer
MAY 29, 2014Presidential Advisory Council Recommends Systems Engineering to Improve Health Care
MAY 23, 2014NQF Safe Practices Audit Ratified
MAY 16, 2014NQF Update on Safe Practices Audit
MAY 15, 2014NQF Statement: Dr. Christine Cassel and Four Other NQF Board Members Named to Modern Healthcare’s 2014 List of Most Influential Physicians
APR 29, 2014Statement from NQF on Draft Report on Risk Adjustment for Socioeconomic Status
APR 29, 2014Statement from NQF on Review of Sepsis Measure
APR 23, 2014NQF Celebrates 15th Anniversary
APR 02, 2014NQF Issues Population Health Community Action Guide for Public Comment
APR 01, 2014NQF Applauds Continued Funding to Quality Measurement and Improvement for Medicare
MAR 07, 2014NQF Endorses Behavioral Health Measures
FEB 27, 2014Statement From National Quality Forum
FEB 26, 2014NQF Supports Modification to Renal Measure
FEB 06, 2014NQF-Convened Group Provides Third Annual Recommendations on Measures for More Than 20 Federal Healthcare Programs
JAN 22, 20142013 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award Recipients Announced
JAN 22, 2014NQF Statement on Department of Justice Settlement
DEC 13, 2013NQF Endorses Measure Assessing Cost of Services for Hospitalized Medicare Beneficiaries
OCT 31, 2013NQF Elects New Members to its Board of Directors
SEP 30, 2013NQF Endorses Additional Gastrointestinal Measure
AUG 16, 2013NQF Endorses Gastrointestinal Measures
JUL 18, 2013NQF to Launch New Tools Focused on Using Quality Measures for Improvement
JUL 11, 2013National Standards to Evaluate Health Care Quality Based On How Patients Feel
JUN 26, 2013New National Quality Forum (NQF) CEO Dr. Christine Cassel Testifies at U.S. Senate Finance Committee Hearing on June 26th
MAY 07, 2013National Quality Forum Testifies at U.S. House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Hearing
APR 24, 2013Dr. Christine Cassel and Four Other NQF Board Members Named to Modern Healthcare’s List of Most Influential Physicians
APR 12, 2013NQF Removes Time-Limited Endorsement for Four Measures; Measures Now Have Endorsed Status
MAR 06, 2013NQF Endorses Additional Infectious Disease Measures
MAR 06, 2013NQF Endorses Additional Neurology Measures
MAR 06, 2013NQF Endorses Two Additional Pulmonary Measures
FEB 04, 2013NQF-Convened Group Provides Recommendations on Measures for Federal Healthcare Programs
JAN 31, 2013National Priorities Partnership Names Dr. Susan Frampton as its New Co-Chair
JAN 31, 2013NQF Upholds Endorsement of Planned Readmissions Measures
JAN 16, 2013NQF Endorses Additional Patient Safety Measures
JAN 09, 2013NQF Endorses Additional Pulmonary Measure
JAN 08, 2013NQF Endorses Infectious Disease Measures
DEC 17, 2012Dr. Christine Cassel Named New President and CEO of the National Quality Forum
DEC 17, 2012NQF Endorses Additional Set of Complication-Related Patient Safety Measures
DEC 12, 2012NQF Elects New Member Council Leadership
DEC 06, 2012NQF Elects New Members to its Board of Directors
NOV 05, 2012NQF Endorses Behavioral Health Measures
NOV 05, 2012NQF Endorses Neurology Measures
OCT 30, 2012NEW DATE - Find NQF-Endorsed Measures Faster and Easier: NQF Launches its Quality Positioning System Version 1.0
OCT 24, 2012Find NQF-Endorsed Measures Faster and Easier: NQF Launches its Quality Positioning System Version 1.0
OCT 23, 2012NQF Endorses Additional Cancer Measures
OCT 23, 2012NQF Endorses Population Health Measures
AUG 20, 2012National Quality Forum Names Mountain States Health Alliance Winner of 2012 National Quality Healthcare Award
AUG 10, 2012NQF Endorses Additional Complication-Related Patient Safety Measures
AUG 10, 2012NQF Endorses Cancer Measures
AUG 10, 2012NQF Endorses Care Coordination Measures
AUG 10, 2012NQF Endorses Healthcare Disparities and Cultural Competency Measures
AUG 01, 2012NQF Removes Time-Limited Endorsement for 13 Measures; Measures Now Have Endorsed Status
JUL 31, 2012NQF Endorses Pulmonary and Critical Care Measures
JUL 19, 2012NQF to Host Webinar Exploring Current Systems and Approaches to Tracking Healthcare Measures
JUN 29, 2012NQF Board of Directors Upholds Endorsement of All-Cause Readmissions Measure
JUN 19, 2012NQF Endorses Complications-Related Patient Safety Measures
JUN 04, 2012Measure Applications Partnership Submits Recommendations for Dual Eligible Beneficiaries to HHS
JUN 04, 2012Measure Applications Partnership Submits Recommendations to HHS on New Quality Reporting Programs
MAY 07, 2012NQF Approves Expansion of Settings for Nursing Home Measures
MAY 03, 2012NQF Endorses Multiple Chronic Conditions Measurement Framework
MAY 03, 2012NQF Endorses Prevention Care and Screening Measures
MAY 02, 2012NQF Endorses Additional Surgical Measures
APR 24, 2012NQF Endorses All-Cause Unplanned Readmissions Measures
APR 02, 2012NQF Endorses Additional Resource Use Measures
APR 02, 2012NQF Endorses Perinatal Measures
APR 02, 2012NQF Endorses Renal Measures
MAR 13, 20122011 John M Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award Recipients Announced
MAR 01, 2012NQF Launches New Tool to Help Align Performance Measurement
MAR 01, 2012NQF President and CEO Janet Corrigan Announces Plans to Step Down
FEB 14, 2012NQF Endorses Palliative and End-of-Life Care Measures
FEB 13, 2012NQF Retires 22 Measures
FEB 13, 2012Partnerships Between Hospitals and Community Organizations to be Discussed in Upcoming Patient Safety Webinar
FEB 06, 2012Measure Applications Partnership Submits Recommendations for Post-Acute Care and Long-Term Care to HHS
FEB 02, 2012Multi-Stakeholder Group Weighs-in on Quality Measures for Use in Federal Healthcare Programs
JAN 31, 2012NQF Endorses Resource Use Measures
JAN 31, 2012NQF Endorses Surgical Measures
JAN 24, 2012Effectiveness of Broad Health Improvement Goals Illustrated in Case Studies from the National Priorities Partnership
JAN 18, 2012NQF Removes Time-Limited Endorsement for 21 Measures; Measures Now Have Endorsed Status
JAN 17, 2012NQF Endorses Cardiovascular Measures
JAN 17, 2012NQF Endorses Patient Safety Measures
JAN 17, 2012NQF Endorses Regionalized Emergency Medical Care Framework
APR 09, 2010NQF to Release Updated Safe Practices Implementation Guide