Called the Community Tool to Align Measurement, the standards-setting organization notes that the tool can be used to compare measures, ensure providers are well-positioned for public and private payment incentives, identify measurement gaps and identify measures of interest for alignment, according to the NQF.
One part of the tool identifies the NQF-endorsed quality measures in use by the 16 members of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Aligning Forces for Quality community alliances. The second part of the tool includes the experiences of the alliances in Cincinnati, Detroit and Maine, plus additional information.
In the spring, the NQF plans to work with at least two communities using the tool to try to improve it.
Source: Modern Healthcare
The National Quality Forum released a tool designed to assist states, communities and others with the alignment of quality measures and public reporting.