Tag Archives: National Quality Forum

Making Measurement Count: The Importance of NQF

At a time when the specialty societies are delving deeper into measure development and need NQF’s expertise and technical assistance more than ever, NQF’s future is in jeopardy. Unless Congress acts, the annually authorized mandatory $30 million invested in the nation’s quality measurement work...

September 20, 2017

Building Additional Serious Illness Measures Into Medicare Programs

Given that approximately 70 percent of people who die in the United States each year are Medicare beneficiaries, the new administration has an opportunity to implement changes to significantly improve the quality of end-of-life care.

May 25, 2017

Measures That Matter — But To Whom?

The health care and health policy communities are increasingly calling for “measures that matter.” Yet defining the measures that matter is complicated because we often gloss over an important question -- measures that matter to whom?

March 10, 2016

The Payment Reform Landscape: Which Quality Measures Matter?

The consensus processes around quality measures are dominated by the supply side; physicians, hospitals, and health systems have greater expertise and resources than their buy-side counterparts. What would be different if employers and other purchasers chose quality-of-care measures?

October 15, 2015

The ‘Must Do’ List: Certain Patient Safety Rules Should Not Be Elective

The time has come to articulate criteria for “must do” safety practices: practices that have sufficiently compelling supportive evidence that clinicians should not have the right of individual veto.

August 20, 2015

The Core Quality Measures Collaborative: A Rationale And Framework For Public-Private Quality Measure Alignment

Current quality measurements provide a solid foundation upon which to build the kind of quality measurement that includes manageable reporting requirements for providers, alignment by reporting entities, and a focus on health outcomes that are more meaningful to consumers, providers and payers,...

June 23, 2015