Who we are?
We are the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers® program, a quality program developed by the National Consortium of Breast Centers™.
What is NQMBC®?
The NQMBC® is a voluntary quality program that identifies quality of care measures, provides immediate access to quality information and allows breast centers to compare their performance with other centers across the United States and beyond. Participants in the program can enter their quality measure data and compare their performance with other breast centers for the measures they submit data.
The NQMBC is the only breast care-specific quality management program of its type.
Breast centers choosing to participate in the NQMBC will join a national quality documentation program based on clearly defined measures with a decade of experience, hundreds of participants and millions of data points. Participants possess the ability to confidentially compare themselves to all other program users with immediate feedback using user-specified filters to enhance relevance to one's own breast center. In addition, the program allows participants to track their own performance over time. Participants may select any number of measures for submission---from one to the entire complement of measures.
The NQMBC is the only breast care-specific quality management program of its type, offering performance monitoring of service delivery, professional performance and clinical outcomes across the patient's journey from screening through diagnostics, surgery and adjuvant therapies. NQMBC is working with industry to automate the data collection process to reduce the time and resources necessary to develop a quality management program. Through participation in NQMBC, data reporting requirements of accrediting agencies and payors can be met.
The NQMBC envisions and intends to facilitate a concise national breast care dataset based on performance measures with standardized definitions.
Why is Measuring Quality Important?
Quality measurement can be used to drive improvement and to measure and address disparities in performance of breast center care. New value-based payment models require hospitals and practitioners to collect and report quality data. Never has it been more important to know your performance on quality measures and be able to report it. In addition, participation in a quality program demonstrates commitment to quality and excellence.