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September 4, 2018

PCPI Announcements

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2018 NCQA Quality Talks - PCPI Member Discount

CMS Deadline is Approaching

Be the Next Quality Initiatives Manager for AAHPM

The New Resuscitation Quality Improvement Program

Achieving Improvement through Assessment and Learning. Together.

Early Bird Rate Extended through September 7th, 2018

Opportunities to Engage


Join an NQRN Work Group

We have several opportunities for you to get involved. This week we are featuring the NQRN Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) Work Group.


The NQRN QCDR Work Group is looking for capable individuals who are passionate about regulatory issues and how these affect clinical registries and want to make their voices heard.


This group advocates on the behalf of Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) stewards and represents their needs and challenges regarding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services QCDR Program. Participation allows registry stewards to share their successes, concerns, and best practices and addresses ongoing needs of clinical registries navigating the regulatory landscape.


The QCDR Work Group has historically produced tools and white papers to guide QCDR stewards, but has now taken a more advocacy-focused approach and advises NQRN on creating programming that focuses on bolstering the voice of QCDRs within the Quality Payment Program. This includes advising NQRN on comment letters to CMS, the creation of conference working sessions dedicated to convening registry stewards to create solutions to regulatory issues, and advising NQRN in the creation of position statements.


For more information or if you would like to join, please contact , Program Manager, Registry Programs. We look forward to hearing your voice!


National Committee for Quality Assurance Quality Talks

Are you looking for a new way to learn from emerging leaders about the future of American health care? Look no further than the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s Quality Talks. Quality Talks brings together 10 experts in a “TED”-style format where you can learn the latest on health policy, ethics, health IT and patient-centered care.


We’re excited to share that Jamie Lehner, Associate Director of Measure Specifications at the PCPI, will be one of the co-leaders of Track 2 at NCQA’s 2018 Digital Quality Summit. This November, she’ll be involved with the group discussing the use of HL7 standards in measure authoring, something the PCPI has great experience performing. We look forward to her involvement in NCQA’s event.


When: October 22, 2018

Where: Washington, DC - Can’t make it to DC? Join us online via the live streaming option.

- Remember to use the PCPI Member Discount Code PCPI18

Opportunities to Influence

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Comment on QPP Y3

The to comment on the CMS Quality Payment Program (QPP) Year 3 Proposed Rule is fast approaching. If your organization participates or plans to participate in the QPP we encourage you to read the proposed changes and submit your comments.


An overview webinar was conducted by CMS on July 17th to introduce the proposed rule; the webinar recording and slides are available

Be the Next Quality Initiatives Manager for AAHPM

The Association Management Center seeks a Manager of Quality Initiatives to add to our team. This role supports AMC's client, The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). Reporting to the Director of Quality & Research, the Manager of Quality Initiatives supports the advancement of AAHPM's quality and research goals, manages several grant-funded efforts, and provides program support to various quality initiatives.


See the full job description and apply

Stay Informed

The New Resuscitation Quality Improvement Program

CPR saves lives, but poor CPR performance is devastating to patient outcomes. Resuscitation science and technology leaders, American Heart Association (AHA) and Laerdal Medical, have called for a parad

igm shift from CPR compliance to competency. For decades, the CPR training standard for healthcare providers has been Basic Life Support with a requirement for participants to renew their course completion card every two years. However, studies show CPR skills can decay within three to six months following this training.


To meet this challenge, the AHA and Laerdal co-developed . RQI is a self-directed, simulation-based performance and quality improvement program for healthcare professionals that offers “low-dose, high-frequency” hands-on learning sessions that provide vital CPR skills practice in 10 minutes every 90 days. RQI delivers a comprehensive, continuous quality improvement program at a lower cost to healthcare organizations and professionals.


“Every patient deserves a highly proficient system and highly proficient provider taking care of them. This is an opportunity to challenge all of us to now take a stand and create the will for a new standard that is based on performance, not simply knowledge.” – Brian Eigel, PhD


To learn more about RQI, visit , or .


Brian Eigel, PhD is chief operating officer of RQI Partners, LLC, a joint venture partnership between the American Heart Association and Laerdal Medical. Prior to joining RQI Partners, Dr. Eigel served as senior vice president of Emergency Cardiovascular Care at the American Heart Association.


RQI Partners, LLC is a joint venture partnership between the American Heart Association and Laerdal Medical, positioning the organizations to deliver innovative solutions that accelerate the impact of their life saving mission. The company blends the Association’s leadership in science with Laerdal’s expertise in technology and implementation to deliver impactful and innovative resuscitation quality improvement programs.


PCPI in the Field

Achieving Improvement through Assessment and Learning. Together.

PCPI's Director of Quality Improvement, Stephen L. Davidow, MBA-HCM, CPHQ, APR, will present two sessions, How to Get Started in Healthcare Quality improvement and Helping Clinicians Practice at the Top of their License through QI, at the upcoming ABMS Conference 2018, held at the Aria Hotel and Conference Center in Las Vegas, NV, September 24-26. Stephen will also present a poster, The State of National Medical and Professional Society QI programs.


Attend one of these sessions or stop by the PCPI booth and learn more about PCPI from our CEO and Executive Director, Kevin Donnelly. We look forward to seeing you and participating in this ABMS event!


When: September 24-26, 2018

Where: Aria Hotel, Las Vegas


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Contact our Membership Manager, to find out how to share your news through PCPI’s various media platforms.


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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