National Quality Forum


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National Quality Forum

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NQF

A private nonprofit organization, founded in 1999 and devoted to the systematic study of the implementation of optimal practices in the delivery of U.S. health care.
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We can't improve what we don't measure and quality measurement and improvement in osteoporosis can make a real difference," said Helen Burstin, MD, MPH, FACP, Chief Scientific Officer of The National Quality Forum.
Freida Hopkins Outlaw, DNSc, RN, Chief Nurse and Executive Director of Special Populations and Minority Services at the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities (TDMHDD), was recently selected to join the Steering Committee for the National Quality Forum (NQF) project, evidence-based practices to treat substance-abuse disorders.
Bob Kerrey of Nebraska and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, the National Commission for Quality Long-term Care, launched by the National Quality Forum (NQF), is charged with tracking, evaluating, and reporting on overall LTC quality.
CMS and the National Quality Forum (NQF), a non-profit health care standard-setting organization, will conduct hearings nationwide to solicit feedback from consumers, providers, and other interested parties.
The Center's first initiatives include collaborations with Stanford University's Clinical Excellence Research Center, Kaiser Family Foundation, and the National Quality Forum.
The National Quality Forum has recommended seven new practices that it said have been proved effective in reducing adverse events.
Using external drivers such as the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the National Quality Forum, and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, among others, can help develop buy-in.
As the frail become stronger, they spend less time in bed, move more easily around their rooms, and participate in more activities of daily living--all reportable as enhanced chronic-care measures endorsed by the National Quality Forum.
The National Quality Forum (NQF) has endorsed eight separate Ingenix-developed performance measures used by health care stakeholders that relate to disease management and coordination of care.
KCP has also been engaged in the development of quality metrics, some of which have been endorsed by the National Quality Forum.
In the 2 succeeding years, practices will submit quality data; they can earn up to $10,000 per physician or up to $50,000 per practice for meeting benchmarks endorsed by the National Quality Forum.
Starting this month, physicians may voluntarily report on 36 evidence-based measures created by National Quality Forum, the AMA and others.
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