DEC 01, 2016Physician, Hospital, and Business Leaders Join NQF Board
The National Quality Forum (NQF) announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors.
NOV 22, 2016NQF Begins Annual Review of Quality Measures for Federal Programs
Quality Forum’s Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) has begun its annual review of
standardized performance measures that the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services (HHS) is considering for use in federal health programs. The list of
approximately 100 Measures
Under Consideration is open for public comment through December 2, 2016, at 6:00pm ET.
NOV 14, 2016National Quality Partners Releases Issue Brief to Transform Advanced Illness Care in America
NQF’s National Quality Partners (NQP) today released an issue brief, Strategies for Change – A Collaborative Journey to Transform Advanced Illness Care. This much-needed resource aims to empower individuals with advanced illness, their family members, and caregivers to lead decisions about their care based on their personal preferences and values through changes to policy, practice, and measurement.
NOV 04, 2016NQF Upholds Decision to Endorse Hospital Cost Measures
The National Quality Forum has upheld endorsement of three measures of hospital care costs without risk adjustment for socioeconomic status (SES). These measures were included in a groundbreaking trial underway to determine whether NQF should permanently change its policy and allow SES risk adjustment of measures.
OCT 12, 2016NQF Announces Winners of Measure Incubator™ Innovation Challenge
NQF today announced five winning concept papers for its Innovation Challenge, marking the first step toward the launch of its Measure Incubator™ Learning Collaborative. The contest, launched on September 18, challenged NQF members and others in the measure development community to submit their ideas to improve quality measurement, and compete to be one of five selected winners to receive a cash prize and present their proposals at an upcoming webinar. The winners announced today propose novel methodological approaches to improving healthcare quality measurement.
OCT 11, 2016NQF Provides HHS with Guidance for Measuring the Quality of Home and Community-Based Services
A new National Quality Forum (NQF) report recommends that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) develop a core set of standardized measures to assess the quality of home and community-based services (HCBS). Millions of Americans with significant health needs use these services—which include help with bathing and dressing, medication management, food preparation, transportation, and other activities—to help them live more independently at home or in the community of their choice.
SEP 27, 2016NQF’s Work to Recommend Measures for Federal Programs is Underway
The National Quality Forum’s Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) began its 2016-2017 work to recommend measures for CMS pay-for-performance, public reporting, and other programs in advance of federal rulemaking.
SEP 07, 2016NQF Issues 2016 Recommendations for Medicaid and CHIP Core Measures
The National Quality Forum (NQF) released three new reports from its Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) that provide recommendations for core measures to improve the quality of care for the more than 87 million adults and children enrolled in Medicaid.
AUG 30, 2016NQF Receives ONC Blockchain Challenge Award
The National Quality Forum (NQF) has received a Blockchain Challenge award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).
JUL 15, 2016NQF Statement on Bipartisan Senate Action to Improve the Quality of Rural Healthcare
JUN 13, 2016NQF Statement on PCORI-funded Effort to Amplify Patient Involvement in Healthcare Quality Improvement
MAY 25, 2016NQF, CDC Issue Guidance to Help Hospitals Better Manage Use of Antibiotics
Leading experts from the public and private sectors today released an urgently needed tool to help acute-care hospitals in the United States implement strategies to promote appropriate, safe use of antibiotics. The National Quality Forum (NQF), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and HCA led a team of more than 25 experts to create a practical guide to significantly reduce antibiotic misuse and overuse.
MAY 18, 2016Media Advisory - Telephone Briefing
NQF-Convened Expert Panel Release Guidance on Implementing Programs to Curb Antibiotic Use
MAY 04, 2016NQF 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, 2016Media 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, 2016NQF 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, 2016John 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, 2016NQF’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, 2016NQF 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, 2016NQF Statement on March 2016 Health Affairs Blog about Healthcare Measurement
MAR 04, 2016NQF Statement on the CDC’s Vital Signs and the Threat of Superbugs to Hospital Patients
MAR 03, 2016NQF 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, 2016NQF 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, 2016NQF Statement on the Core Quality Measures Collaborative
FEB 01, 2016NQF’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, 2016NQF 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, 2016NQF 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, 2016NQF 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.
DEC 17, 2015NQF President and CEO Christine Cassel to Step Down
DEC 01, 2015NQF Forms Standing Committee to Address Healthcare Disparities
NOV 27, 2015NQF Begins Annual Review of Quality Measures for Federal Programs
NOV 25, 2015NQF Report Recommends Rural Health Providers Participate in Medicare Quality Initiatives
NOV 10, 2015Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH, is New Chair of NQF Board of Directors
OCT 16, 2015NQF Launches Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative
OCT 16, 2015NQF Launches Initiative to Improve Care for Patients with Advanced Illness
SEP 24, 2015NQF Issues Reports on Medicaid Quality Measures for
Adults, Children, and Dual-Eligible Individuals
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
AUG 06, 2015NQF Report Outlines Strategies to Make Healthcare Data More Transparent and Usable
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
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
APR 28, 2015NQF Statement on the Institute of Medicine’s Vital Signs
APR 15, 2015NQF Statement on the Medicare Physician Payment Reform Bill
APR 01, 2015NQF-Convened Group Provides Recommendations to HHS for Clinician Value-Based Purchasing Programs and Guidance on Challenges Facing Measurement
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
MAR 17, 2015NQF Honors Consumers’ CHECKBOOK Founder Robert Krughoff with Inaugural Consumers and Patients for Quality Award
MAR 04, 20152014 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award Recipients Announced
MAR 03, 2015NQF Statement on U.S. Department of Justice Settlement with Charles Denham
FEB 25, 2015NQF-Convened Group Provides Recommendations to HHS for Hospital and Post-Acute Care Long-Term Care Value-Based Purchasing Programs
FEB 06, 2015NQF-Convened Group Provides Fourth Annual Recommendations on Quality Measures for 20 Federal Healthcare Programs
JAN 26, 2015NQF 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