Health care quality measurement: HHS should address contractor performance and plan for needed measures – GAO – US Government Accountability Office – January 2012

Posted on January 23, 2012. Filed under: Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality | Tags: , |

Health care quality measurement: HHS should address contractor performance and plan for needed measures – GAO – US Government Accountability Office – January 2012

“What GAO Found
National Quality Forum (NQF) has made progress on projects under its contract activities, as of August 2011. Specifically, NQF has completed or made progress on 60 of 63 projects. For example, NQF has completed projects to endorse measures related to various topics, including nursing homes. However, for more than half of the projects, NQF did not meet or did not expect to meet the initial time frames approved by HHS.”  … continues

“GAO recommends HHS: (1) use all monitoring tools required under the contract to help address NQF’s performance, (2) complete testing of retooled measures, and (3) comprehensively plan for its quality measurement needs. HHS neither agreed nor disagreed with these recommendations.”

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