The National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) was approved in 2010 as a member of the National Quality Forum (NQF) and serves on the Provider Council.
NQF-endorsed standards are the primary standards used to measure and report on the quality and efficiency of health care in the U.S., and the organization is recognized as a major force driving continuous improvement of healthcare quality.
NAPHS has worked with NQF through the approval process for the Hospital-Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services (HBIPS) core measures and will continue to work with NQF on future measure development. Membership allows NAPHS to have a more active role in identifying measurement priorities and representing the needs of behavioral healthcare organizations within the NQF process.
NAPHS comments to National Quality Forum on proposed behavioral heatlh measures
NAPHS comment letter on Measure Applications Partnership Pre-Rulemaking Draft Report
NQF endorses behavioral health measures
NQF issues call for behavioral health measures (Phase 2). (Scroll down to “Phase 2” section for materials and links to online commenting. Comments due December 18, 2012.