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Capitol Correspondence - 02.25.20

CMS Shares Quality Conference Plenary Recordings

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As announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS):

“The Centers for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) invites you to join us for a series of live webinars hosted during this year’s CMS Quality Conference. The conference brings together CMS quality partners, including states, experts, and other stakeholders from current and past CMS programs such as the Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) grant programs, Medicaid managed care plans, and External Quality Review Organizations. The conference will include a track related to quality in Medicaid and CHIP programs, which will focus on innovative health care delivery approaches that demonstrate improved outcomes.

Register today for the following sessions, which will be available via live-stream webinar or on demand after the conference.

Using Data to Support Medicaid Quality Improvement, Payment Reform, and Accountability

In this session, presenters from several states will share inspiring and innovative ways they are using data and selecting effective measures to drive improvements in care through quality improvement and value-based purchasing programs on topics such as maternal mortality, asthma management, and opioid use. Speakers will share how they use “lead” measures to evaluate whether quality improvement activities are having an impact on the “lag” measures they use for health outcomes, accountability, and payment.

To participate in the presentation remotely register for the webinar.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

8:30 – 10:00 am EST

Maximizing Medicaid and CHIP Managed Care Quality Resources to Improve Care

Ensuring optimal care for Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries requires ongoing quality assessment to drive quality improvement. This session will present an overview of the federal managed care quality provisions, including the state’s Quality Strategy, the managed care organization’s Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement plan, and the external quality review (EQR) organization’s Technical Report. A team from Pennsylvania will then describe how one state is using a variety of managed care tools to coordinate physical and behavioral health care and drive quality improvement.

To participate in the presentation remotely register for the webinar.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

1:30 – 2:20 pm EST

If you are attending the conference in person, we are excited to announce that the Medicaid and CHIP team will be hosting an exhibit hall of quality improvement initiatives and office hours for technical assistance related to the Core Set measures. Visit us in the Poe Conference Room on the Second Floor.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].”