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National Quality Forum Testifies at U.S. House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Hearing
Date:5/7/2013

; measures must also be vetted through a multi-stakeholder process. Providing everyone a seat at the table ensures measures are high-impact and embraced across all sectors—providing the most potential for driving down costs and improving care.

  •     We Must Maintain an Organized, High Standard Process for Reviewing and Endorsing Quality Measures and NQF Should Continue to Play This Role. To reduce redundancy, administrative burden, and to ensure that measures on the market are standardized and performance can be compared and benchmarked, there needs to be one location and set of standards for measure review and endorsement. Fracturing our current quality measure review and endorsement structure—by setting up parallel endorsement processes—will slow down progress in driving health care improvements.
  • Read Dr. Opelka’s full testimony (http://bit.ly/12aqWOq).

    Background on NQF

    Founded in 1999, NQF is a non-profit, non-partisan organization with over 440 organizational members. NQF members span the health care spectrum, including physicians, hospitals, businesses, consumer and patient representatives, health plans, certifying bodies and other healthcare stakeholders.

    NQF has two distinct but complementary roles focused on enhancing the quality and value of the U.S. health care system:

    NQF reviews and endorses quality performance measures. These measures are used by public and private payers to assess how well doctors, hospitals and other providers are doing in offering high-quality care, and are also used by providers to benchmark their performance against peers and national standards. About two-thirds of the measures that the federal government uses in its healthcare programs are NQF endorsed. There is also widespread use of NQF-endorsed measures by hospitals and health plans at the state, regional and local levels
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