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August 22, 2018

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Join an NQRN Work Group

New Health Equity Data Collection Guide: How Do I Ask?

Submit Your Comments to CMS by Sept. 10th

Submit Comments to AHRQ by COB Today!

CMS Posts Environmental Scan & Gap Analysis Report

Inaugural Joint HSPC/CIIC Meeting

Save $100, Register for #PCPI2018 by Sept. 3rd

Opportunities to Engage


Join an NQRN Work Group

We have several opportunities for you to get involved. This week we are featuring our newest work group, the NQRN Research Work Group.


The NQRN Research Work Group explores the endpoints of clinical registry data and seeks to identify opportunities for registries to become more involved in both research and quality improvement. The Research Work Group serves as a place to share best practices in registry research programs while also focusing on creating continuity between PCPI’s registry and quality improvement pillars. Our work includes creating webinars and educational content such as our recent webinar on Research in Registries.


We are looking for talented individuals who have a passion for sharing their experiences and bringing their research and quality improvement expertise to the registry community at large. For more information or if you would like to join, please contact , Program Manager, Registry Programs. We look forward to hearing your voice!


New Health Equity Data Collection Guide: How Do I Ask?

The Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS), with funding from the Connecticut Health Foundation, the Coverys’ Community Health Foundation and in collaboration with Community Mental Health Affiliates, has developed a training guide and toolkit to help healthcare professionals collect sensitive information to identify and address health disparities based on cumulative social disadvantage.


Join CSMS for the release of the Health Equity Data Collection Guide: How Do I Ask? Asking Sensitive Questions in the Quest to Reduce Health Disparities, cocktail reception and dinner panel discussion.


When: October 11, 2018 from 5pm-8pm EST

Where: New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT

Opportunities to Influence

Submit Your Comments to CMS by Sept. 10th

All who participate or plan to participate in the QPP are encouraged to submit their comments on the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Year 3 Proposed Rule to CMS by the . An overview webinar was conducted by CMS on July 17th to introduce the proposed rule; the webinar recording and slides are available


Submit Comments to AHRQ by COB Today

AHRQ has recently released reports for public comment. Please note the specifications of each report and the deadlines for submitting comment on both is today: August 21, 2018.


1: Library for Common Definitions:

Open for comment until August 21, 2018



Open for comment until August 21, 2018

Stay Informed

CMS Posts Environmental Scan & Gap Analysis Report

CMS has released the May 2018 MDP TEP Meeting Summary and the 2018 CMS Quality Measure Development Plan Environmental Scan and Gap Analysis Report. These documents have been posted live to the CMS website and can be found at the following links:


PCPI in the Field

Inaugural Joint HSPC/CIIC Meeting

Marjorie Rallins, VP and Chief Scientific Officer and Chrystal Price, Registry Programs Program Manager represented the PCPI Foundation at the 17th General Meeting of the Health Services Platform Consortium (HSPC), Joint with the Clinical Interoperability Information Council (CIIC), held from July 30-August 1, 2018 at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.


The Joint HSPC/CIIC meeting was the first of its kind, announcing the merger of both groups and paving the road to a unified organization. The meeting featured keynote addresses from Patti Brennan, PhD, RN Director of the National Library of Medicine as well as Alexandra Mugge, Deputy Director, Division of Health Information Technology at Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.


While this was primarily a working meeting, it offered an opportunity for clinicians, healthcare information modelers, and terminologists to learn and share the latest work in clinical interoperability.


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Get involved with PCPI Today

Want to learn more about PCPI and how you can get involved in our initiatives to develop scientifically valid performance measures, implement quality improvement initiatives and access multiple registries to drive optimal outcomes? Contact PCPI Membership Manager,


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