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Guidance for Measure Harmonization 

Date of Publication:
MAY 2011
Associated Project:
Measure Harmonization
The current healthcare system includes many quality reporting initiatives and a proliferation of measures. However, duplicative or overlapping measures can result when separate quality initiatives focus on different settings or patient populations and when measure developers specialize in one setting or data type but address the same measure concepts. Measure harmonization is currently included in the NQF measure evaluation criteria, but a lean and synchronized portfolio of NQF-endorsed® quality performance measures will help advance the quality agenda. This Guidance for Measure Harmonization helps to do exactly that by finding effective ways to evaluate and resolve harmonization issues.