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

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In addition to endorsing measures, NQF also convenes diverse, private sector healthcare stakeholders to provide input to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) quality improvement efforts. More specifically, the NQF-convened National Priorities Partnership (NPP) has served as a forum for a diverse group of stakeholders to provide initial and ongoing input to the HHS developed National Quality Strategy (NQS), which is focused on improving care, increasing affordability and building healthier communities. The NQF-convened Measures Application Partnership (MAP) is another diverse stakeholder group that works together to make recommendations on which measures should be used in Federal payment and public reporting programs, including Hospital Value Based Purchasing and the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), among others.    

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