Hospital and Outpatient Quality Metrics
Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting Specifications Manual
Description: The Hospitals Outpatient Quality Reporting Specifications Manual was developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide a uniform set of quality measures to be implemented in hospital outpatient settings. The primary purpose of these measures is to promote high quality care for patients receiving services in hospital outpatient settings.
Keywords: hospital quality metrics, outpatient-reporting manual, CMS
Audience: hospitals, physicians, administration
National Quality Forum
Description: The National Quality Forum (NQF) has provided a wide variety of ambulatory care measures for assessment of the quality of care in outpatient facilities, including hospital outpatient departments, emergency department, urgent care facilities, surgery centers, and clinician offices. NQF’s measures are intended to encourage hospitals and clinicians to improve their quality of care and to empower consumers with quality information to make informed decisions about their healthcare.
Keywords: NQF, ambulatory care measures, hospitals quality of care
Audience: hospital outpatient departments, surgery centers, clinicians