NQF will review performance measures focused on neurological conditions by soliciting new measures, including measures related to stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, dementia, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury, and other neurological conditions at various settings of care and reviewing endorsed measures for scheduled maintenance. Read more

Description

The Opportunity

This project seeks to identify and endorse performance measures for accountability and quality improvement that specifically address conditions, treatments, interventions, or procedures relating to neurological conditions. Measures of interest to NQF in this topic area include outcome measures; measures applicable to more than one setting; measures for adults and children; measures that capture broad populations; measures of chronic care management and care coordination, and eMeasures. Twenty-two (22) NQF-endorsed measures that are due for maintenance will be re-evaluated against the most recent NQF measure evaluation criteria.

For this project, NQF will convene a new multi-stakeholder Standing Committee composed of twenty to twenty-five (20-25) individuals to evaluate measures and make recommendations for endorsement. Members of this Standing Committee will possess relevant knowledge and/or proficiency in process and outcome quality measurement and/or clinical expertise associated with neurological conditions (e.g., stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, etc.) across various care settings for children and adults.

Objectives

A multi-stakeholder steering committee will be established to evaluate newly submitted measures and measures undergoing maintenance review and make recommendations for which measures should be endorsed as national consensus standards. This Committee will work to identify and endorse new performance measures for accountability and quality improvement that specifically address the area of neurology. Measures concerning outcomes, treatments, diagnostic studies, interventions, or procedures associated with neurology will be considered.

NQF Process

Measures will be considered for NQF endorsement as national voluntary consensus standards. Consensus on the recommendations developed through NQF's formal Consensus Development Process (CDP, Version 1.9). This project involves the active participation of representatives from across the spectrum of healthcare stakeholder and will be guided by a Standing Committee (PDF).

Funding

This project is supported under a contract provided by the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Contact Information

For more information, please contact the project team at 202-783-1300 or via email at neurology@qualityforum.org.

NQF will review performance measures focused on neurological conditions by soliciting new measures, including measures related to stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, dementia, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury, and other neurological conditions at various settings of care and reviewing endorsed measures for scheduled maintenance. Read more

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