• Geriatrics and Palliative Care

    CMS UPDATE: Public commenting of quality measures is temporarily unavailable, as NQF will no longer serve as the consensus-based entity for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as of March 26, 2023.

    NQF is working with CMS and the successor contractor to make a smooth transition of the endorsement and maintenance work, which will include further communication to stakeholders regarding this body of work, including public commenting for the fall 2022 measures, after March 26. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

    The Geriatrics and Palliative Care Standing Committee oversees NQF's geriatric, palliative, and end-of-life care measures. Measures in this portfolio address physical aspects of care, including the management of pain, dyspnea, and constipation. The portfolio also includes measures addressing several of the other domains of care including spiritual, psychological, cultural, and legal aspects of care and care of the patient at the end of life.

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