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  • Q&A with CMS CCSQ Technical Advisor Monique Ndenecho

    January 08, 2019

    Monique Ndenecho, MPH serves as the Technical Advisor for Communications and Outreach with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ). In this capacity, she is responsible for overseeing communications for the CMS Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program. She also has led the

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  • 2019 CMS Quality Conference Preview Video

    January 08, 2019

    Dennis Wagner, director of the Quality Improvement and Innovation Group (QIIG) at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), joins CMS’ Jeneen Iwugo and Dr. Paul McGann for an inside look into the 2019 CMS Quality Conference and what the conference has in store for attendees this year. For more information about the conference, visit

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  • Guest Post: 2018 CMS Quality Conference Game Changers -- ESRD Patient SMEs in Action

    January 08, 2019

    The 2018 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Conference brought together CMS program leaders, contractors, federal partners, clinicians, thought leaders, caregivers and patients to exchange innovation strategies, learn best practices and spread solutions for health care quality improvement. At the heart of the End Stage

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  • Tips for Staying Healthy at the CMS Quality Conference

    January 08, 2019

    The CMS Quality Conference is all about convening health quality stakeholders to discuss important clinical topics like improving influenza immunization rates. Yet large gatherings of people can themselves be breeding grounds for respiratory and flu viruses. People with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes, heart disease or lung

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  • 10 Tips to Make the Most of the 2019 CMS Quality Conference

    January 08, 2019

    Over 3,000 attendees are expected at the 2019 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Conference, including a variety of health care quality stakeholders attending to gain valuable insights from engaging presentations. The following is a list of tips to help maximize your in-person or virtual conference experience: 1. Follow

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  • January QIN-QIO Public Sharing Call to Focus on Team-based Care in the Real World

    January 08, 2019

    The Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program will hold a Quality Innovation Network-QIO Public Sharing Call on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 3:00 to 4:30 PM ET. This free online training, titled “Team-based Care in the Real World,” will provide participants with tools, resources and best practices to put team-based care in place in their

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  • Did You Know?

    January 08, 2019

    The CMS Quality Conference has a new home this year! The 2019 conference will be held at the Baltimore Hilton at 401 West Pratt Street. Learn more about the conference here. Inquire about last-minute registration opportunities by contacting cmslogistical@thebizzellgroup.com.

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  • Meet the 2019 CMS Quality Conference Social Media Ambassadors

    January 08, 2019

    Building on the success of the 2018 Social Media Ambassador Program, this year’s CMS Quality Conference features 10 social media ambassadors representing a diverse array of stakeholders and backgrounds. These social media influencers in health care quality improvement will post regular updates, photos and insights from the conference to Twitter

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  • Q&A with Dennis Wagner, Jeneen Iwugo and Dr. Paul McGann: The QIO Program in 2019

    December 03, 2018

    QIO News recently sat down with three leaders of the Quality Improvement and Innovation Group (QIIG) within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ): Dennis Wagner, director; Jeneen Iwugo, deputy director; and Dr. Paul McGann, chief medical officer for quality improvement. They shared

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  • QIOs in Action: How One QIN-QIO Reduced Opioid Use in Nursing Homes

    December 03, 2018

    An analysis of Medicare Part D data by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General revealed that more than 460,000 Medicare Part D beneficiaries received high amounts of opioids in 2017, and according to a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, those numbers are expected to

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  • Quality Leaders at CMS Recognized for Federal Health IT Work

    December 03, 2018

    FedHealthIT, a news outlet focused on the federal health market, recently recognized two women leaders from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) for their contributions to federal health IT. Jean Moody-Williams, deputy director of CCSQ, and Jeneen Iwugo, deputy director of CCSQ’s

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  • Register Now for December National Disparities LAN Event

    December 03, 2018

    The Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program will hold its next National Disparities Learning and Action Network (LAN) Event on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 3:00 to 4:30 PM ET. The free online training, titled “Addressing Disparities: Best Practices for Communicating about Accomplishments in Health Equity,” will offer participants

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  • Last Call for 2019 CMS Health Equity Award Nominations

    December 03, 2018

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is accepting nominations until December 7 for its second annual Health Equity Award, which recognizes organizations that are closing the gaps in health care quality, access or outcomes for priority populations—specifically racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, sexual and

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  • Did You Know?

    December 03, 2018

    The 2019 CMS Quality Conference: Innovating for Value and Results, is fast approaching! Register today before it’s too late. Click here for more information and to register.

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