NQF will conduct an ad hoc review for the endorsed measures:0330 [Hospital 30-day all-cause risk-standardized readmission rate following heart failure hospitalization for patients 18 and older];0505 [Hospital 30-day all-cause risk-standardized readmission rate (RSRR) following acute myocardial infarction (AMI) hospitalization] and 1551 [Hospital-level 30-day all-cause risk-standardized readmission rate (RSRR) following elective primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty(TKA)].There have been material changes to a currently endorsed measure (e.g., expansion of a measure to a different population or setting). This is intended as a focused review of the planned readmission algorithms that have been incorporated into each of the condition/procedure specific readmission measures
This multi-phase project seeks to endorse measures for improving the delivery of behavioral health services, achieving better behavioral health outcomes, and improving the behavioral health of the U.S. population, especially those with mental illness and substance abuse.
NQF coordinates the collection of input from stakeholders about "Common Formats" - a standardized method for healthcare providers to collect and exchange information for any patient safety event.
Given the rapid evolution of the field, increasing interest in, and varied types of composite measures, this project will reassess NQF’s existing guidance for evaluating composites
, with particular consideration of recent changes in composite measure development and related methodology.
This project is a two-phased effort focused on evaluating and endorsing cost and resource use measures. In the first phase, non-condition specific measures of total cost, using both per-capita or per-hospitalization approaches, will be evaluated. Phase two of this project will take a condition-focused approach across two cycles of work.
This project will assess the current state of feasibility testing for new and retooled eMeasures and identify an important set of principles and criteria for adequate feasibility testing.
The eMeasure Learning Collaborative seeks to create a learning environment for advancing knowledge and promoting best practices related to developing and implementing eMeasures. By bringing together stakeholders from across the quality enterprise, the Collaborative will help promote more efficient and standardized adoption of eMeasures.
Gastrointestinal (GI) motility and functional bowel disorders (e.g.,
gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastroparesis, irritable bowel syndrome),
comprise about 40% of the GI problems for which patients seek care and affect up
to 25% of the US population. These disorders not only cause symptoms and pose a heavy
burden of illness but also impact quality of life and work productivity. With
such a high prevalence within the population, the financial burden of the
treatment of GI disorders is also high and has been estimated at nearly $10
billion annually in direct costs, and $20 billion annually in indirect costs.
This project seeks to identify and endorse performance measures for accountability and quality improvement that specifically address infectious disease conditions. Additionally, 27 infectious disease consensus standards endorsed by NQF before 2010 will be evaluated under the maintenance process.
This project seeks to identify and endorse new performance measures for accountability and quality improvement that specifically address neurological conditions. Additionally, 26 neurology consensus standards endorsed by NQF before 2010 will be evaluated under the maintenance process.
This NQF project seeks to identify and endorse measures that specifically evaluate the quality of care for pulmonary conditions and the critical care setting. In addition, NQF-endorsed® pulmonary and critical care consensus standards that were endorsed prior to December 2009 will undergo maintenance review.