NQF Statement on Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 

FEB 09, 2018

CONTACT: Sofia Kosmetatos

NQF Statement on Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

“We applaud Congress, and especially Senate leadership, for their continued commitment to the national effort to improve health and care, which has been proven to save lives and resources.

More than 130 organizations, including those representing the majority of the nation’s physicians, have voiced their support for the critically important role of meaningful and fair quality measures to ensure safe and good health care for the 58 million Americans who rely on Medicare.

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 sustains funding for federal quality efforts and NQF’s work for two years (October 2017 – September 2019) at levels consistent with past authorizations, using a combination of newly authorized funds and unspent funds dedicated to advancing quality. Previous authorizations funded NQF at $30 million annually.

Shantanu Agrawal, MD, MPhil
President and CEO
National Quality Forum