A Look Ahead for CMS

Speakers:
Jeneen M. Iwugo, MPA 
Deputy Director, Quality Improvement & Innovation Group Center for Clinical Standards & Quality Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
 

Paul McGann, MD
Chief Medical Officer for Quality Improvement Center for Clinical Standards and Quality Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 
 

Traci Archibald 
Director, Division of ESRD, Population and Community Health, Quality Improvement & Innovation Group Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

 

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Speaker Biographies: 

Jenneen Iwugo 

Jeneen Iwugo is the Deputy Director of the Quality Improvement & Innovation Group in the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. With a formal education in Speech Communication and Public Policy, she has concentrated her QIO work in the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care tasks of the Quality Improvement Organization program. Since joining QIIG in 2008, she has served as a subject matter expert, GTL, QIO confidentiality regulation lead, Special Assistant and Division Director. Jeneen led the revision of the QIO regulations to expand eligibility for QIO contracts beyond the previous state based structure. She also led the transition of the 10th Scope of Work QIO case review task into the now separate BFCC task in the QIO 11th Scope of Work.  
 
Prior to her various roles within CCSQ, Jeneen worked in Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services. on Medicaid managed care policy, state plan amendments, demonstrations and waivers. Jeneen has also served as Adjunct Faculty for the Community College of Baltimore County teaching Speech Communication. 


 
 
 
 

Paul McGann, MD is the Chief Medical Officer for Quality Improvement at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Dr. McGann also serves as the Co-Director of CMS Partnership for Patients. He is also the Co-Director of the Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative.  
 
In 2002, Dr. McGann joined the staff of CMS, and in July 2007 was promoted to Deputy Chief Medical Officer. He has contributed to the ongoing re-design of the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network Program, identification and reduction of health care disparities, and introduction of the principles of geriatric medicine into numerous CMS programs.  
 
From February to May 2011, Dr. McGann served as the Acting Chief Medical Officer for CMS, reporting to the CMS Administrator. He received a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a master’s degree in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He graduated from the McGill Faculty of Medicine in Montreal and completed both internal medicine and geriatric medicine training in Canada, where he practiced geriatric medicine for 14 years. Dr. McGann is board-certified in both internal medicine and geriatric medicine in the United States and in Canada. In 1995, Dr. McGann became the founding Clinical Director of the J. Paul Sticht Center on Aging at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. He was named the first American Geriatrics Society-Health Care Financing Administration (AGSHCFA) Health Policy Scholar in 1999 and contributed to the development of the active Health and Aging Policy Fellowship Program. Dr. McGann received the prestigious NascherManning Award from the American Geriatrics Society and the CMS Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014. 
 
 

Traci Archibald is the Director of the Division of ESRD, Population and Community Health within the Quality Improvement and Innovation Group, currently leading the Quality Improvement Network – Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO), ESRD Network and Quality Payment Program-Small Underserved Rural Support (QPP_SURS) programs. Ms. Archibald has been with CMS for 9 years, previously leading the care transitions quality improvement efforts for the QIO program which aims to improve the quality of care transitions and to reduce 30-day readmissions for individuals across the country.

Ms. Archibald received her BS in Occupational Therapy from Boston University’s, Sargent College of Allied Health Professions and her MBA from the University of Baltimore.  Ms. Archibald has 17 years of clinical experience working as an Occupational Therapist in a variety of practice settings, and has also served as the Clinical Specialist for Quality and Accreditation for a rehabilitation department in Baltimore.  

 
He is the co-author of a chapter on “The Key Elements of Effective Collaborative Design” in the newly-released book All In: Using Healthcare Collaboratives to Save Lives and Improve Care.