Jun 19th, 2017
Telehealth is having such a great year being implemented the National Quality Forum (NQF)  issued a report outlining a measure framework with a list of measure concepts and standards for future measurement. With  Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and MIPS quality measures being implemented and refined, the long-evolving telehealth technologies are now ...
Nov 23rd, 2016
Public comment is being accepted, for a limited time. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released on Nov. 22 the List of Measures Under Consideration (MUC) for 2016. The National Quality Forum (NQF) announced the same day that the Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) has begun its annual review of the list. “MAP’s work ...
Jan 1st, 2013
By Stephen C. Spain, MD, FAAFP, CPC and Angela “Annie” Boynton, BS, CPC, CPC-P, CPC-I, CPC-H, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P Part 3: Securing the right care at the right time depends on whether ACOs can incorporate EBM into everyday practice. Editor’s note: This is the final installment in a three-part series on health care quality, value, ...
Sep 1st, 2012
By Lynn Berry, PT, CPC Quality Resource and Usage Reports (QRURs) are the first reports to use performance measures that may be included in the Physician Feedback/Value-based Modifier Program the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing to begin in 2015. The Value-based Purchasing (VBP) initiative, part of the Affordable Care Act of ...
Jun 30th, 2011
The National Quality Forum (NQF)—a voluntary consensus standards-setting organization under contract with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)—recently approved for endorsement a list of 29 serious reportable events (SREs) in health care. Twenty-five of the events were updated from a 2006 endorsement and four are completely new events. The complete list of SREs ...