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National Quality Forum Hosts Second In-Person Meeting on Measuring Quality in Home and Community-Based Services, Including Supported Employment

March 30, 2016

On March 30-31, the National Quality Forum (NQF) will host its second in-person meeting of its Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Quality project in Washington, D.C. The project was designed to measure performance gaps in HCBS to inform the future development of better metrics for measuring and improving quality of the services that support community living. The NQF has three goals: (1) to create a way to measure HCBS with a consistent definition of what HCBS are; (2) to create a framework for measuring the quality of HCBS; and (3) to identify gaps in existing HCBS provided and make recommendations as to how to improve the services so that they provide greater benefit to beneficiaries. For instance, the project may address issues such as coordinating employment services with other health services that might be offered by different health care providers. 

The meeting is open to the public. Comments may be made in person at the meeting or online. For more information, visit The National Quality Forum’s website on this project.