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Chase Elected Vice Chairman of NQF Board of Directors

Jim Chase_MNCMJim Chase, president of the Minneapolis-based Minnesota Community Measurement, has been elected Vice Chairman of the National Quality Forum (NQF) Board of Directors. The two-year term will begin in November. Chase joined the NQF Board in January 2014.

NQF is a non-profit, non-partisan, public service organization that reviews, endorses and recommends use of standardized health care performance measures. NQF also advises Medicare on measures to include in their value-based purchasing programs with physicians.

“It’s an honor to represent the Minnesota health care community at a national level,” Chase said. “Minnesota has expertise developing and using high value measures, particularly patient-reported outcome measures. As NQF looks at the challenging issues of developing and aligning high-value measures across the country, Minnesota’s expertise is extremely valuable.”

Chase has been the president of MN Community Measurement since 2004. He has a master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of Minnesota and served for eight years as Director of Health Purchasing at the Minnesota Department of Human Services. He has held roles at multiple health plans and provider organizations throughout Minnesota. He is the past chair of the Network of Regional Healthcare Improvement and currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement and Apple Tree Dental.