New ‘Playbook’ provides opioid prescribing and pain management support for LTC
Mar 09, 2018
The National Quality Forum on Thursday released a comprehensive guide to support safe and appropriate opioid prescribing practices and help manage patients’ pain.
NQF announces Innovation Challenge winners
Dec 20, 2017
The National Quality Forum named five winning entries for its 2017 Innovation Challenge, including one that focuses on patient-centeredness.
NQF endorses rehospitalization tool
Jan 05, 2015
The National Quality Forum has endorsed the PointRight® Pro 30™ rehospitalization measure, the company and the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living announced today.
National Quality Forum supports quality measures in bill to standardize post-acute assessments
Jul 23, 2014
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...
CMS pushes back on quality measure recommendations
Jun 01, 2014
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...
Current quality measures are unfair to providers serving economically disadvantaged populations, National...
Apr 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....
Care coordination is a part of performance measurement, MAP asserts
Feb 07, 2014
There’s a continuing need to align performance measurement across long-term care with other settings, and to increase care coordination, according to a new report from the Measure Applications Partnership.
Newly endorsed quality measure assesses Medicare costs for a whole episode of care
Dec 18, 2013
The National Quality Forum has endorsed a controversial hospital quality measure that assesses Medicare costs for a whole episode of care, including time spent in post-acute settings, the organization...
60 seconds with … NQF leader Christine Cassel, M.D.
Oct 01, 2013
Q: You’ve been at the National Quality Forum since July, bringing deep experience in geriatric medicine to the work of creating and reviewing quality measures. What measures do you see on the horizon...
NQF’s measures target pressure ulcers
Feb 01, 2013
The National Quality Forum (NQF) Board of Directors recently endorsed 12 patient safety measures with a focus on complications. The measures address pressure ulcers, falls, healthcare-associated infections...