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Local Health Care Leader Elected to National NQF Board of Directors

Minneapolis, Minn. (Nov. 7, 2013) Jim Chase, president of Twin Cities-based MN Community Measurement (MNCM), has been elected to serve on The National Quality Forum (NQF) Board of Directors for a three-year term. NQF is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public service organization that reviews, endorses, and recommends use of standardized healthcare performance measures. NQF also advises Medicare on measures to include in their value-based purchasing programs with physicians.

“It is an honor to be part of this important aspect of health reform at a national level,” said Chase. “Based on our experience in Minnesota in developing robust quality measures, I am eager to contribute to NQF’s efforts to standardize measures nationally and get them used to improve care.”

MN Community Measurement is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving health by publicly reporting health care information. A trusted source of health care quality measurement and public reporting since 2003, MNCM works with health plans, providers, employers, consumers and state agencies to spur quality improvement, reduce health care costs and maximize value. Data on patient experience, quality health care and cost can be found at www.MNHealthScores.org.

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 has worked for Minnesota Department of Human Services, health plans, and provider organizations in the state. Chase is the past chair of the Network of Regional Healthcare Improvement, a group of leading regional health initiatives working to improve the quality and value of health in their communities. He also serves on the boards of the Institute of Clinical Systems Improvement and Apple Tree Dental.

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