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2017
MAR 16, 2017
NQF’s Measure Applications Partnership Identifies Opportunities to Reduce Measure Burden in Federal Healthcare Programs
The National Quality Forum’s (NQF) Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) is defining new ways to ensure quality measurement is improving healthcare for patients while reducing burden for clinicians and other providers. In a report released today, MAP recommends significant improvements to measure sets used in federal programs. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) annually seeks out and considers MAP’s analyses and guidance in the federal rulemaking process for quality and efficiency measures used in various payment and public reporting programs. 

MAR 13, 2017
Media Advisory - Telephone Briefing
 

FEB 01, 2017
NQF’s Measure Applications Partnership Issues Final Measure Recommendations for Federal Healthcare Programs
The National Quality Forum’s (NQF) Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) today submitted recommendations to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for 74 performance measures under consideration for use in 16 federal healthcare programs. 

JAN 18, 2017
NQF Names Shantanu Agrawal, MD, MPhil, as New President and CEO
The National Quality Forum (NQF) Board of Directors has selected Shantanu Agrawal, MD, as the organization’s new president and chief executive officer (CEO). 

JAN 17, 2017
New NQF Guide Helps to Assign Accountability for Patients
As healthcare payers and consumers increasingly seek greater value from healthcare services, determining which physicians or other providers are ultimately responsible for the quality and outcomes of the care patients receive—a process known as attribution—is paramount. In order to ensure fair and trustworthy methods for determining accountability, the National Quality Forum (NQF) has issued recommendations to help healthcare stakeholders develop, select, and evaluate appropriate attribution models using a new NQF resource, the Attribution Model Selection Guide. 

JAN 12, 2017
NQF Endorses Perinatal and Reproductive Health Measures
NQF has endorsed 18 new and existing measures of perinatal and reproductive health, including three new measures to assess the quality of contraceptive care. 

JAN 05, 2017
NQF Provides Guidance to Help Reduce Variation in Healthcare Quality Measures
A new National Quality Forum (NQF) report provides guidance on reducing unnecessary variation in healthcare quality measures so that measurement can be more uniform and have greater impact on improving care. 

JAN 03, 2017
NQF Issues National Standards for Patient Education Resources
NQF recently issued a set of national standards for decision aids, which are key resources for improving shared decision making between providers and patients. Decision aids—such as videos, online tools, and other resources—are evidence-based tools designed to inform patients who are making specific, deliberate choices about their care among viable healthcare options. Previously, no national standards existed to validate the quality of patient decision aids. 

2016
DEC 12, 2016
NQF Endorses Hospital and Post-Acute Care Readmissions Measures

DEC 01, 2016
Physician, Hospital, and Business Leaders Join NQF Board

NOV 22, 2016
NQF Begins Annual Review of Quality Measures for Federal Programs

NOV 14, 2016
National Quality Partners Releases Issue Brief to Transform Advanced Illness Care in America

NOV 04, 2016
NQF Upholds Decision to Endorse Hospital Cost Measures

OCT 12, 2016
NQF Announces Winners of Measure Incubator™ Innovation Challenge

OCT 11, 2016
NQF Provides HHS with Guidance for Measuring the Quality of Home and Community-Based Services

SEP 27, 2016
NQF’s Work to Recommend Measures for Federal Programs is Underway

SEP 07, 2016
NQF Issues 2016 Recommendations for Medicaid and CHIP Core Measures

AUG 30, 2016
NQF Receives ONC Blockchain Challenge Award

JUL 15, 2016
NQF Statement on Bipartisan Senate Action to Improve the Quality of Rural Healthcare

JUN 13, 2016
NQF Statement on PCORI-funded Effort to Amplify Patient Involvement in Healthcare Quality Improvement

MAY 25, 2016
NQF, CDC Issue Guidance to Help Hospitals Better Manage Use of Antibiotics

MAY 18, 2016
Media Advisory - Telephone Briefing

MAY 04, 2016
NQF Statement on Medical Errors

APR 13, 2016
Media Advisory

APR 08, 2016
NQF Honors Maine Health Management Coalition with Consumers and Patients for Quality Award

APR 07, 2016
John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award Recipients Announced

MAR 28, 2016
NQF’s 2016 Annual Conference April 7-8 Highlights How Data and Data Analytics Are Changing Healthcare

MAR 17, 2016
NQF Provides Measure Recommendations to HHS for MIPS and Other 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

FEB 19, 2016
NQF Provides Recommendations to HHS for Value-Based Purchasing Programs in Hospital, Post-Acute, and Long-Term Care 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

JAN 14, 2016
NQF Names Helen Darling Interim President and CEO

JAN 13, 2016
NQF to Accelerate Goal-Oriented Healthcare for Older Adults with Advanced Illness

JAN 04, 2016
NQF to Develop National Standards, Measurement for Patient Decision Aids

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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