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2016
MAY 04, 2016
NQF Statement on Medical Errors
Authors of an analysis published today in The BMJ estimate that more than 251,000 deaths annually are caused by medical errors, making it the third leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease and cancer. 

APR 13, 2016
Media Advisory
The National Quality Forum and the Senate Rural Health Caucus will host a Capitol Hill briefing on April 19 to discuss improving the quality of rural healthcare in America. 

APR 08, 2016
NQF Honors Maine Health Management Coalition with Consumers and Patients for Quality Award
The National Quality Forum (NQF) today presented its Consumers and Patients for Quality Award to the Maine Health Management Coalition (MHMC). The award recognizes the organization’s achievements both in Maine and nationally to provide high-quality, affordable healthcare through payment reform, delivery system reform, consumer engagement, and public reporting. 

APR 07, 2016
John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award Recipients Announced
The National Quality Forum (NQF) and The Joint Commission today announced the 2015 recipients of the annual John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards. The awards were presented at NQF’s Annual Conference in Washington, DC. 

MAR 28, 2016
NQF’s 2016 Annual Conference April 7-8 Highlights How Data and Data Analytics Are Changing Healthcare
More than 400 national leaders in quality will convene at the National Quality Forum’s (NQF) 2016 Annual Conference next month to address how data and data analytics are changing the nation’s health and healthcare delivery. The event, “Re-engineering Quality Data for Value,” will take place on April 7-8, at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC. 

MAR 17, 2016
NQF Provides Measure Recommendations to HHS for MIPS and Other Federal Healthcare Programs
The National Quality Forum’s (NQF) Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) has released guidance on measures under consideration for the new Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and on cross-cutting issues for all federal healthcare programs. 

MAR 14, 2016
NQF Statement on March 2016 Health Affairs Blog about Healthcare Measurement
 

MAR 04, 2016
NQF Statement on the CDC’s Vital Signs and the Threat of Superbugs to Hospital Patients
 

MAR 03, 2016
NQF Provides Recommendations on Health Information Technology and Patient Safety
A new National Quality Forum (NQF) report provides guidance on how to measure the safety and safe use of health information technology (health IT). Widely viewed as critical to accelerating widespread improvements in healthcare quality and the shift to value-based care, the use of health IT has introduced new patient safety challenges into the healthcare system. The report provides a framework for how to consider the effect of health IT on patient safety and prioritizes key measurement areas. 

FEB 19, 2016
NQF Provides Recommendations to HHS for Value-Based Purchasing Programs in Hospital, Post-Acute, and Long-Term Care Settings
The National Quality Forum’s (NQF) Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) has released two reports outlining cross-cutting issues that affect the delivery of healthcare in hospitals and hospital settings (including dialysis facilities and ambulatory surgery centers) as well as post-acute care and long-term care (PAC-LTC) settings. 

FEB 16, 2016
NQF Statement on the Core Quality Measures Collaborative
 

FEB 01, 2016
NQF’s Measure Applications Partnership Recommends Measures for Use in 16 Federal Healthcare Programs
The National Quality Forum’s (NQF) Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) today submitted recommendations to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for approximately 140 performance measures under consideration for use in 16 federal healthcare 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. 

JAN 14, 2016
NQF Names Helen Darling Interim President and CEO
The National Quality Forum (NQF) has appointed Helen Darling, MA, interim president and CEO, following the announcement that Christine K. Cassel, MD, will step down to join the leadership team designing the new Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine. 

JAN 13, 2016
NQF to Accelerate Goal-Oriented Healthcare for Older Adults with Advanced Illness
The National Quality Forum’s National Quality Partners (NQP), together with the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), is leading an initiative to bring diverse stakeholders together to identify the most promising strategies to promote shared decision-making and goal-oriented care for the nation’s growing population of elderly adults with chronic conditions. This work is part of an NQP action team strategy to improve overall advanced illness care. 

JAN 04, 2016
NQF to Develop National Standards, Measurement for Patient Decision Aids
As people demand a greater say in decisions about their healthcare, a variety of tools called decision aids are increasingly being used to make it easier for patients and their clinicians to discuss treatment options. The National Quality Forum will help make sense of the proliferation of these patient resources by developing national standards for decision aids and a process for their certification. 

2015
DEC 17, 2015
NQF President and CEO Christine Cassel to Step Down

DEC 01, 2015
NQF Forms Standing Committee to Address Healthcare Disparities

NOV 27, 2015
NQF Begins Annual Review of Quality Measures for Federal Programs

NOV 25, 2015
NQF Report Recommends Rural Health Providers Participate in Medicare Quality Initiatives

NOV 10, 2015
Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH, is New Chair of NQF Board of Directors

OCT 16, 2015
NQF Launches Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative

OCT 16, 2015
NQF Launches Initiative to Improve Care for Patients with Advanced Illness

SEP 24, 2015
NQF Issues Reports on Medicaid Quality Measures for 
Adults, Children, and Dual-Eligible Individuals

SEP 22, 2015
NQF Statement on the Institute of Medicine’s Improving Diagnosis in Health Care Report

SEP 01, 2015
JAMA Viewpoint Article Identifies Actions to Support the Future of Quality Measurement

AUG 06, 2015
NQF Report Outlines Strategies to Make Healthcare Data More Transparent and Usable

JUL 13, 2015
NQF Statement on 2015 White House Conference on Aging

JUL 10, 2015
NQF Statement on Medicare Proposal to Pay for End-of-Life Counseling

JUN 26, 2015
NQF Issues Statement on Bill to Align Quality Measures Advancing in the Senate

JUN 25, 2015
NQF Statement on the Senate Finance Committee’s Development of Medicare Chronic Care Policy

JUN 03, 2015
NQF Report Outlines Strategies for Improving Healthcare Data Usability and Transparency

JUN 02, 2015
NQF Statement on the White House Effort to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

APR 29, 2015
NQF’s Christine Cassel Recognized as Top Healthcare Leader by Modern Healthcare and Becker’s Hospital Review

APR 28, 2015
NQF Statement on the Institute of Medicine’s Vital Signs

APR 15, 2015
NQF Statement on the Medicare Physician Payment Reform Bill

APR 01, 2015
NQF-Convened Group Provides Recommendations to HHS for Clinician Value-Based Purchasing Programs and Guidance on Challenges Facing Measurement

MAR 25, 2015
NQF Statement on the Launch of the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network

MAR 19, 2015
NQF Annual Conference Highlights the Changing Landscape of Healthcare Affordability and Value

MAR 17, 2015
NQF Honors Consumers’ CHECKBOOK Founder Robert Krughoff with Inaugural Consumers and Patients for Quality Award

MAR 04, 2015
2014 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award Recipients Announced

MAR 03, 2015
NQF Statement on U.S. Department of Justice Settlement with Charles Denham

FEB 25, 2015
NQF-Convened Group Provides Recommendations to HHS for Hospital and Post-Acute Care Long-Term Care Value-Based Purchasing Programs

FEB 06, 2015
NQF-Convened Group Provides Fourth Annual Recommendations on Quality Measures for 20 Federal Healthcare Programs

JAN 26, 2015
NQF Statement on HHS Quality Goals

2014
DEC 04, 2014
NEJM Perspective Piece Recommends Ways to Enhance Healthcare Measurement

DEC 01, 2014
NQF Begins Annual Review of Quality Measures for Use in 20 Federal Programs

NOV 25, 2014
NQF’s Measure Applications Partnership Issues Report on Quality Measures for Children Enrolled in Medicaid/CHIP

NOV 13, 2014
Ten Groups will Test and Enhance NQF Population Health Guide

SEP 23, 2014
Finding Affordable Care: Asking the Right Question is Key

SEP 22, 2014
NQF Applauds Passage of IMPACT Act of 2014

SEP 16, 2014
NQF Seeks Field Testing Groups for Population Health Guide

AUG 21, 2014
New “Playbook” Aims to Eliminate Early Elective Deliveries in the United States

AUG 08, 2014
NQF Elects New Members to its Board of Directors

JUL 23, 2014
NQF Board Approves Trial Period to Test Impact of Risk Adjustment of Performance Measures for Sociodemographic Factors

JUL 21, 2014
NQF Statement: NQF Supports Quality Provisions of the IMPACT Act H.R. 44994/S. 2553

JUN 26, 2014
NQF Names Dr. Helen Burstin Chief Scientific Officer

MAY 29, 2014
Presidential Advisory Council Recommends Systems Engineering to Improve Health Care

MAY 23, 2014
NQF Safe Practices Audit Ratified

MAY 16, 2014
NQF Update on Safe Practices Audit

MAY 15, 2014
NQF Statement: Dr. Christine Cassel and Four Other NQF Board Members Named to Modern Healthcare’s 2014 List of Most Influential Physicians

APR 29, 2014
Statement from NQF on Draft Report on Risk Adjustment for Socioeconomic Status

APR 29, 2014
Statement from NQF on Review of Sepsis Measure

APR 23, 2014
NQF Celebrates 15th Anniversary

APR 02, 2014
NQF Issues Population Health Community Action Guide for Public Comment

APR 01, 2014
NQF Applauds Continued Funding to Quality Measurement and Improvement for Medicare

MAR 07, 2014
NQF Endorses Behavioral Health Measures

FEB 27, 2014
Statement From National Quality Forum

FEB 26, 2014
NQF Supports Modification to Renal Measure

FEB 06, 2014
NQF-Convened Group Provides Third Annual Recommendations on Measures for More Than 20 Federal Healthcare Programs

JAN 22, 2014
2013 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award Recipients Announced

JAN 22, 2014
NQF Statement on Department of Justice Settlement

2013
DEC 13, 2013
NQF Endorses Measure Assessing Cost of Services for Hospitalized Medicare Beneficiaries

OCT 31, 2013
NQF Elects New Members to its Board of Directors

SEP 30, 2013
NQF Endorses Additional Gastrointestinal Measure

AUG 16, 2013
NQF Endorses Gastrointestinal Measures

JUL 18, 2013
NQF to Launch New Tools Focused on Using Quality Measures for Improvement

JUL 11, 2013
National Standards to Evaluate Health Care Quality Based On How Patients Feel

JUN 26, 2013
New National Quality Forum (NQF) CEO Dr. Christine Cassel Testifies at U.S. Senate Finance Committee Hearing on June 26th

MAY 07, 2013
National Quality Forum Testifies at U.S. House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Hearing

APR 24, 2013
Dr. Christine Cassel and Four Other NQF Board Members Named to Modern Healthcare’s List of Most Influential Physicians

APR 12, 2013
NQF Removes Time-Limited Endorsement for Four Measures; Measures Now Have Endorsed Status

MAR 06, 2013
NQF Endorses Additional Infectious Disease Measures

MAR 06, 2013
NQF Endorses Additional Neurology Measures

MAR 06, 2013
NQF Endorses Two Additional Pulmonary Measures

FEB 04, 2013
NQF-Convened Group Provides Recommendations on Measures for Federal Healthcare Programs

JAN 31, 2013
National Priorities Partnership Names Dr. Susan Frampton as its New Co-Chair

JAN 31, 2013
NQF Upholds Endorsement of Planned Readmissions Measures

JAN 16, 2013
NQF Endorses Additional Patient Safety Measures

JAN 09, 2013
NQF Endorses Additional Pulmonary Measure

JAN 08, 2013
NQF Endorses Infectious Disease Measures

2012
DEC 17, 2012
Dr. Christine Cassel Named New President and CEO of the National Quality Forum

DEC 17, 2012
NQF Endorses Additional Set of Complication-Related Patient Safety Measures

DEC 12, 2012
NQF Elects New Member Council Leadership

DEC 06, 2012
NQF Elects New Members to its Board of Directors

NOV 05, 2012
NQF Endorses Behavioral Health Measures

NOV 05, 2012
NQF Endorses Neurology Measures

OCT 30, 2012
NEW DATE - Find NQF-Endorsed Measures Faster and Easier: NQF Launches its Quality Positioning System Version 1.0

OCT 24, 2012
Find NQF-Endorsed Measures Faster and Easier: NQF Launches its Quality Positioning System Version 1.0

OCT 23, 2012
NQF Endorses Additional Cancer Measures

OCT 23, 2012
NQF Endorses Population Health Measures

AUG 20, 2012
National Quality Forum Names Mountain States Health Alliance Winner of 2012 National Quality Healthcare Award

AUG 10, 2012
NQF Endorses Additional Complication-Related Patient Safety Measures

AUG 10, 2012
NQF Endorses Cancer Measures

AUG 10, 2012
NQF Endorses Care Coordination Measures

AUG 10, 2012
NQF Endorses Healthcare Disparities and Cultural Competency Measures

AUG 01, 2012
NQF Removes Time-Limited Endorsement for 13 Measures; Measures Now Have Endorsed Status

JUL 31, 2012
NQF Endorses Pulmonary and Critical Care Measures

JUL 19, 2012
NQF to Host Webinar Exploring Current Systems and Approaches to Tracking Healthcare Measures

JUN 29, 2012
NQF Board of Directors Upholds Endorsement of All-Cause Readmissions Measure

JUN 19, 2012
NQF Endorses Complications-Related Patient Safety Measures

JUN 04, 2012
Measure Applications Partnership Submits Recommendations for Dual Eligible Beneficiaries to HHS

JUN 04, 2012
Measure Applications Partnership Submits Recommendations to HHS on New Quality Reporting Programs

MAY 07, 2012
NQF Approves Expansion of Settings for Nursing Home Measures

MAY 03, 2012
NQF Endorses Multiple Chronic Conditions Measurement Framework

MAY 03, 2012
NQF Endorses Prevention Care and Screening Measures

MAY 02, 2012
NQF Endorses Additional Surgical Measures

APR 24, 2012
NQF Endorses All-Cause Unplanned Readmissions Measures

APR 02, 2012
NQF Endorses Additional Resource Use Measures

APR 02, 2012
NQF Endorses Perinatal Measures

APR 02, 2012
NQF Endorses Renal Measures

MAR 13, 2012
2011 John M Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award Recipients Announced

MAR 01, 2012
NQF Launches New Tool to Help Align Performance Measurement

MAR 01, 2012
NQF President and CEO Janet Corrigan Announces Plans to Step Down

FEB 14, 2012
NQF Endorses Palliative and End-of-Life Care Measures

FEB 13, 2012
NQF Retires 22 Measures

FEB 13, 2012
Partnerships Between Hospitals and Community Organizations to be Discussed in Upcoming Patient Safety Webinar

FEB 06, 2012
Measure Applications Partnership Submits Recommendations for Post-Acute Care and Long-Term Care to HHS

FEB 02, 2012
Multi-Stakeholder Group Weighs-in on Quality Measures for Use in Federal Healthcare Programs

JAN 31, 2012
NQF Endorses Resource Use Measures

JAN 31, 2012
NQF Endorses Surgical Measures

JAN 24, 2012
Effectiveness of Broad Health Improvement Goals Illustrated in Case Studies from the National Priorities Partnership

JAN 18, 2012
NQF Removes Time-Limited Endorsement for 21 Measures; Measures Now Have Endorsed Status

JAN 17, 2012
NQF Endorses Cardiovascular Measures

JAN 17, 2012
NQF Endorses Patient Safety Measures

JAN 17, 2012
NQF Endorses Regionalized Emergency Medical Care Framework

2010
APR 09, 2010
NQF to Release Updated Safe Practices Implementation Guide

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