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2015
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
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, 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
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, 2015
NQF 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, 2015
NQF 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, 2015
NQF-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, 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
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, 2015
NQF 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, 2015
2014 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, 2015
NQF 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, 2015
NQF-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, 2015
NQF-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, 2015
NQF Statement on HHS Quality Goals
Dr. Christine Cassel, President & CEO of the National Quality Forum provided a 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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