NQF seeks to identify and endorse performance measures for accountability and quality improvement that address palliative care and end-of-life care. Sixteen (16) previously-endorsed palliative and end-of-life care measures that are due for maintenance will be re-evaluated against the most recent NQF measure evaluation criteria, per the new Maintenance of NQF Endorsement policyRead more

Description

The Opportunity

The project seeks measures addressing various aspects of palliative and end of life care, including, but not limited to, measures that assess physical, emotional, social, psychological, and spiritual aspects of care, access to and timeliness of care, patient and family experience with care, patient and family engagement, care planning, avoidance of unnecessary hospital or emergency department admissions, appropriateness of care, cost of care, and caregiver support.

Objectives

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 knowledge, experience, and/or proficiency in healthcare performance measurement and/or relevant expertise associated with palliative and end-of-life care across various settings.

NQF Process

Measures will be considered for NQF endorsement as national voluntary consensus standards. Consensus on the recommendations will be 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 stakeholders 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.

For information about the availability of auxiliary aids and services for NQF’s federally funded projects, please visit: http://www.medicare.gov/about-us/nondiscrimination/nondiscrimination-notice.html .

Contact Information

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

NQF seeks to identify and endorse performance measures for accountability and quality improvement that address palliative care and end-of-life care. Sixteen (16) previously-endorsed palliative and end-of-life care measures that are due for maintenance will be re-evaluated against the most recent NQF measure evaluation criteria, per the new Maintenance of NQF Endorsement policyRead more

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