The HHS Quality Work Group (QWG) facilitated the development of the National Quality Strategy (NQS) and will continue to play a key role during implementation
- Background: Convened by the HHS [Department of Health & Human Services] Secretary, the Quality Work Group (QWG) will support the implementation of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by the various HHS Operating Divisions (OpDivs).
- Structure: The Work Group will be chaired by the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Special Advisor to OHR [Office of Human Resources]. The Work Group will include senior-level representatives from 22 HHS agencies and OpDivs.
- Meetings: The Work Group shall meet at least quarterly and may convene more frequently on an as-needed basis at discretion of the Chairs. Work Group members may be designated to ad-hoc Subgroups, based on expertise, function, or other criteria, on an as-needed basis.