The former chair of a National Quality Forum safety committee has agreed to pay a $1 million civil fine to settle allegations he violated the False Claims Act by soliciting and accepting kickbacks, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
The National Quality Forum has come out in strong support of a proposed standardized quality measures, such as skin integrity, across different types of post-acute care settings. Uniform assessments are seen as a necessary step to site-neutral payments.
Healthcare providers face unfairly reduced reimbursements if they serve economically disadvantaged patients, according to a recent National Quality Forum draft report. The government rejected recommendations to address this problem.
Current quality measures are unfair to providers serving economically disadvantaged populations, National Quality Forum tells CMSApril 30, 2014
Nursing homes and other healthcare providers face reduced reimbursements from government programs if they serve economically disadvantaged patients, according to a recent National Quality Forum report. NQF recommended adjustments to address this problem, but the government rejected the proposals.
A set of 14 patient safety measures seeking to curb preventable errors in healthcare settings has been approved by a national standards-setting organization.
The Department of Health and Human Services is in danger of missing critical deadlines in developing the quality measures used to evaluate the Affordable Care Act's cost-savings initiatives, a government report revealed.