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HSAG has a governing board that oversees policy and direction for our Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO). Our Board of Directors has been assembled in accordance with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations and includes:

  • Representatives from a variety of healthcare settings.
  • At least one consumer representative who is a Medicare beneficiary.
  • A membership under which at least two-thirds of its members are independent and have not been compensated by the QIO for nongoverning body services.
  • A membership of which QIO officers comprise no more than 20 percent.
  • A cap on consecutive governing body member service time of six years.
 

Member
Name

State

Date of
Appointment

Affiliation

1

Mary Ellen Dalton, PhD, MBA, RN

 AZ

11/19/2014

Health Services Holdings, Inc.
and Health Services Advisory Group, Inc.
President and Chair of the Board
Registered Nurse Representative

2

P. Craig Cornett, MPA

 CA

2/23/2018

California Association of Health Facilities
Nursing Home Representative

3

Leonard Kirschner, MD, MPH

 AZ

11/19/2014

Medicare Beneficiary
AARP Member
Retired Physician

4

Steven T. Kmucha, MD, JD, FACS

 CA

11/19/2014

California Medical Association (CMA)
CMA Representative

5

Walter J. Nieri, MD, AGSF, FACP, CMD

 AZ

11/19/2014

University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Geriatric Fellowship Program
Geriatrician, Provider Representative

6

Jacquelyn Paige, MA

 CA

11/19/2014

AARP Policy Advisor
Board Compliance Committee Liaison
Consumer Representative and Medicare Beneficiary

7

B. Patrice Vance, RN, MN, FACHE

FL

3/9/2018

Hospital Corporation of America (HCA)
HCA Representative

8

Otis Wolkins

 AZ

11/19/2014

Board Compliance Committee Liaison
Consumer Representative and

Medicare Beneficiary

Appointment of additional board members will occur at the expiration of a present member's term.

Board member compensation consists of $500 per meeting attended by telephone and $1,000 per meeting attended in person.