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To contact the subcommittee, you should write, call, or e-mail the Lead Staff:


Paul C. Tang, M.D., Chair
Bruce B. Cohen, Ph.D.
Linda L. Kloss, M.A.
Len M. Nichols, Ph.D.

William J. Scanlon, Ph.D.
James M. Walker, M.D., FACP


Matt Quinn, NIST, Lead Staff
J. Michael Fitzmaurice, Ph.D., AHRQ

Reports and Recommendations

  • February 17, 2011 - Letter to the Secretary - Aligning Quality Measurement with Needs of Health Reform
  • December 1, 2009 - Letter to the Secretary - Meaningful Measurement of Quality Health Care using Electronic Health Records Acrobat logo
  • July 17, 2008 - 23 Building Blocks for Quality: The View from 2008Acrobat logo
  • January 28, 2008 - Report to the Secretary - Quality Measurement and Public Reporting in the Current Health Care Environment Acrobat logo
  • May 2004 Report on Measuring Health Care Quality Acrobat logo
  • January 17, 2003 NCVHS Comments on Proposed Measure Set for the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)
  • August 31, 1998, Letter to Secretaries of HHS and Labor on Quality First: Better Health Care for All Americans, final report of the President’s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry

Recent and Upcoming Meetings

Meetings in 2004

Meetings in 2003

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Last updated 12/04/2012