Implementing Quality Measures for Accountability in Community-based Care for People with Serious Illness: A Workshop

When: April 17, 2018 (8:00 AM Eastern)
Where: Keck Center (Keck 100) • 500 Fifth St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

Topics Aging, Diseases, Health Services, Coverage, and Access, Public Health
Activity: Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness
Boards: Board on Health Care Services, Board on Health Sciences Policy

On April 17, 2018, the Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious illness will host a public workshop on the implementation of quality measures for community-based care programs for serious illness.

Millions of people currently live with one or more serious illnesses such as cancer, heart, lung, or kidney disease. Serious illness knows no age limits and affects those from the preborn to those of advanced age. The number of community-based programs to provide care to those facing serious illness have grown significantly, but the quality of care provided is not consistent across geographic locations or care settings. To ensure the best care for all people living with serious illness, it is important to implement quality measures in a way that will hold providers accountable for the delivery of high-quality care.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness is hosting a public workshop, Implementing Quality Measures for Accountability in Community-based Care for People with Serious Illness. Workshop presentations will explore the gaps, challenges, and opportunities in quality measures implementation for accountability purposes and will highlight the perspectives of health care providers and payers. Implementation of quality measures in the context of public programs and potential policy levers to affect change will also be discussed. Innovative approaches to the use of accreditation to enhance accountability will be explored, as well as ways to support clinical communities for quality and accountability. The workshop program will begin with a conversation about what quality care means for patients, families, and caregivers, and will explore ways to better align quality information and resources to reflect their values and needs. Shantanu Agrawal, MD, CEO and President of NQF, will present the Keynote address.

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Workshop Planning Committee Members

Amy Kelley (co-chair), Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Amy Melnick (co-chair), National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care
Steve Clauser, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Laura Hanson, UNC School of Medicine
Pamela Hinds, Children's National Health System
Rebecca Kirch, National Patient Advocate Foundation
Murali Naidu, Sentara Healthcare
Wendy Prins, National Quality Forum
Joan Teno, Oregon Health & Science University
Christine Ritchie, University of California San Francisco


Confirmed Workshop Speakers and Moderators
Shantanu Agrawal, National Quality Forum
David Baker, The Joint Commission
Richard Baron, American Board of Internal Medicine
Robert Bergamini, the Supportive Care Coalition
Helen Burstin, Council of Medical Specialty Societies
Gwen Darien, National Patient Advocate Foundation
Reena Duseja, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Zinnia Harrison, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Maureen Henry, National Committee on Quality Assurance
Martha Herrera, Children's National Health System
Susan Kirsh, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Robert Krebbs, Anthem
Katy Lanz, Aspire Health
Hannah Luetke-Stahlman, Cerner Corporation
Barbara McCann, Community Health Accreditation Partner
Vincent Mor, Brown University and the Providence Veterans Administration Medical Center
Steve Pantilat, University of California, San Francisco
Franziska Rokoske, RTI International
Debra Saliba, UCLA/Jewish Home Borun Center for Gerontological Research and RAND Health
Eric Schneider, The Commonwealth Fund
Becky Shipp, The Sheridan Group 
Carol Spence, Independent Consultant



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