Humana, National Quality Forum Execs: Future Payment Models Must Consider Social Determinants of Health

Physician leaders from Louisville, Kentucky-based Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and the National Quality Forum have published a joint article in the New England Journal of Medicine examining the role social, behavioral and environmental factors play in overall health — and why those aspects should be incorporated into future payment models.  Published Wednesday, the piece is […]

NQF: 15 Home Health Quality Measures Should Be Axed

Out of 79 measures in the Home Health Quality Reporting Program, 15 are good candidates to be removed, an influential group of health care leaders is arguing. Home health measures related to depression assessment, increase in pressure ulcers, and stabilization in bed transferring are among those that should be on the chopping block, the National Quality […]

Home Health Quality Measures Under Scrutiny

Home health and other post-acute providers are on a path to being evaluated on a standardized set of quality measures, and another notable milestone is approaching. The National Quality Forum (NQF) has announced its plan to review standardized performance measures that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is considering for use, including several […]

Influential Group Floats Ideas for Home Care Quality Measurement

The National Quality Forum (NQF) recently released an interim report to address performance measure gaps in home and community-based services (HCBS). The report reflects a two-year project to develop a conceptual framework for quality measurement.   The Quality Forum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to proposing and endorsing gold-standard performance measures to gauge and improve U.S. […]