Media Advisory 

APR 13, 2016

CONTACT: Sofia Kosmetatos

Media Advisory
NQF and the Senate Rural Health Caucus Host Briefing on Measuring and Improving the State of Rural Healthcare in America


The National Quality Forum and the Senate Rural Health Caucus will host a Capitol Hill briefing on April 19 to discuss improving the quality of rural healthcare in America. The briefing (PDF) will include a panel discussion about a recent NQF report recommending that rural providers participate in CMS quality measurement and quality improvement programs.


Keynote speakers include:

  • Senator John Barrasso (R-WY)
  • Senator Al Franken (D-MN)

Panelists from NQF’s Rural Health Committee include:

  • Ira Moscovice, PhD, University of Minnesota
  • Aaron Garman, MD, Medical Director, Coal Country Community Health Centers, Beulah, ND
  • Bruce Landon, MD, Harvard University
  • Dean Bartholomew, MD, Platte Valley Medical Clinic, Saratoga, WY


Russell Senate Office Building, Room 188


Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 3:30-5:00 pm ET


The discussion will focus on whether and how rural providers may be included in federal healthcare programs given the momentum in the public and private sectors to move toward pay for performance and alternative payment models and the recommendations of NQF’s Rural Health Committee.


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