NQF CEO in financial conflict of interest

National Quality Forum Chief Executive Officer Christine Cassel is receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to sit on the boards of group purchasing cooperative Premier, Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Health Plans--a financial conflict of interest, according to the non-profit investigative foundation ProPublica. The NQF helps formulate and evaluate more than 700 different quality measures for hospitals, and medical ethicists believe Premier and Kaiser's payments create undue influence. It was suggested that Cassel either resign from the positions or forego payments in order to uncloud her relationships. Read the full article at FierceHealthcare


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