Northeast Health Care Quality Foundation

The QIO for Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont

About Us

E-mail Print PDF

The Northeast Health Care Quality Foundation (NHCQF) is a non-profit, educational health care organization, headquartered in Dover, New Hampshire.

NHCQF contracts with the United States Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to serve as the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for the states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

Incorporated in 1972 as a professional physician association, NHCQF had as its founding purpose "to advance, promote, develop and institute patterns of the highest quality of care." NHCQF continues to pursue that purpose today through collaborative efforts with a variety of organizations and practitioners in northern New England's health care community.

NHCQF recognizes the key role of health care consumers in improving quality of care and involves them on our Board of Directors and in other NHCQF activities.

The northern New England health care community served by NHCQF includes:


Maine New Hampshire Vermont
Population 1,328,188 1,318,194 626,431
Medicare Consumers 262,433 221,664 110,538
Hospitals 41 30 15
Skilled Nursing Facilities 109 74 40
Home Health Agencies 30 34 12
Physicians 4,066 3,952 3,290
Figures as of 2011 

You are here: About NHCQF