The Northeast Health Care Quality Foundation (NHCQF) recently elected Officers for 2014 and Board members for three-year terms beginning at this time. NHCQF is the federally contracted Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for the Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont region.

Elected were:

Robert G. Dorf, DO of Nashua, New Hampshire was re-elected Chairman of the Board. Doctor Dorf is the Chief Medical Officer for the Foundation Medical Partners in Nashua with a specialty in Family Practice.

Richard P. Lafleur, MD, FACP of Derry, New Hampshire was elected Vice Chairman of the Board. Doctor Lafleur is the Managing Partner/Medical Director of Southern New Hampshire Internal Medicine with a specialty in Internal Medicine.

Charles W. White, Jr., MBA, CPHQ of Colebrook, New Hampshire was elected Secretary of the Board. Mr. White is the Chief Administrative Officer of Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital and represents the New Hampshire Hospital Association.

Lynn Carpenter, MHA, NHA of Concord, New Hampshire was re-elected Treasurer of the Board. Ms. Carpenter is the Administrator of Harris Hill Center, Genesis Health Care, in Concord and represents the New Hampshire Health Care Association.

The following individuals were re-elected to the Board for the 2013 – 2016 term of office:

Lynn Carpenter, MHA, NHA.

Claira P. Monier, of Goffstown, New Hampshire. Ms. Monier is the New Hampshire Chapter of AARP representative.

* Please click here for a complete listing and more information on the Board of Directors

Required by the Social Security Act, the mission of QIOs is to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, economy and quality of services delivered to Medicare beneficiaries. The core functions of QIOs are:

  • Improving quality of care for beneficiaries;
  • Protecting the integrity of the Medicare Trust Fund by ensuring that Medicare pays only for services and goods that are reasonable and necessary and that are provided in the most appropriate setting; and
  • Protecting beneficiaries by expeditiously addressing individual patient complaints.