The National Quality Forum’s (NQF) Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) today submitted recommendations to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for 35 standardized performance measures under consideration for use in federal healthcare programs. These federal programs affect 58 million Americans enrolled in Medicare and their healthcare providers. MAP conveyed varying degrees of support for all but one of the 35 measures under consideration, a measure of lumbar spine imaging that HHS is considering for the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) program. MAP did not support this measure because it is no longer NQF-endorsed. MAP relies on NQF endorsement to ensure that a measure reflects high-quality, evidence-based care and provides consistent and accurate information about provider performance.