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National Quality Forum Releases New Measures Under Consideration for Federal Quality Reporting Programs
For quality & patient safety staff, finance & reimbursement staff

The National Quality Forum (NQF) has released its list of 19 measures under consideration for federal public reporting and payment programs, including the hospital inpatient and inpatient psychiatric facility quality reporting programs, the Medicare and Medicaid promoting interoperability program, and the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System. NQF will accept comments through 3 p.m. (PT) on Nov. 25.

The measures will be reviewed by NQF’s Measures Applications Partnership (MAP) in a series of meetings in December and January. Following the meetings, the MAP will recommend whether CMS should include the measures in future programs and will publish its reports in February and March 2020.

For additional information on the MAP, including information on how to participate virtually, visit www.qualityforum.org/map/.

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