AGS Well Represented on NQF’s Measure Applications Partnership Workgroups
March 24th, 2011
The National Quality Forum’s (NQF’s) Measure Application Partnership (MAP) has appointed the American Geriatrics Society an organizational member of its Dual Eligible Beneficiaries Workgroup. In addition, the Society congratulates AGS members who submitted individual subject-matter nominations and were selected to the following workgroups:
Sean Morrison, MD, as individual expert in palliative care for the MAP’s Hospital Workgroup
Debra Saliba, MD, MPH, as an individual expert in measure methodology for the MAP’s Post-Acute/Long Term Care Workgroup
Tom von Sternberg, MD, as an individual expert in health IT for the MAP Post-Acute/Long Term Care Workgroup; and
Bruce Leff, MD, as an individual expert in clinical geriatrics for the MAP’s Post-Acute/Long Term Care Workgroup.
The AGS, AGS members appointed to specific workgroups, and other organizations and individuals will help the NQF provide the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with input regarding the selection of measures for public reporting and payment programs. This is in keeping with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which directs the HHS Secretary to seek multi-stakeholder input regarding the use of quality measures.
The MAP workgroups will, as needed, advise the MAP Coordinating Committee on quality issues and the use of measures to encourage improvement among care settings, care providers, and patient populations. In addition to the Dual Eligible Beneficiaries workgroup, on which AGS was asked to serve, other workgroups will focus on clinician, hospital, and post-acute/long term care.
The American Medical Directors Association, the National Association of Social Workers, the National PACE Association, are among those joining AGS in the Dual Eligible Beneficiaries workgroup.
Additional information about the NQF MAP and the workgroup appointments can be found on the NQF website.
Modified On: January 2nd, 2013