Welcome to the 2018 AHQA Quality Summit

Below please find the schedule at a glance. Click on the session name to be redirected to that session's page where you can find speaker bios, presentations, and the session descriptions. 

Sunday, July 8, 2018

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: AHQA Board of Directors Meeting - AHQA Board Members & Member Organization CEOs Only           

Monday, July 9, 2018

7:00 am - 6:00 pm: Registration Open (Key Ballroom South Foyer)

7:00 am - 8:00 am: Breakfast (Key Ballroom 5 & 6)   

8:00 am - 8:15 am: Welcome - Clare Bradley, AHQA President (Key Ballroom 5 & 6)

8:15 am - 9:30 am:  Opening Plenary "Workforce Resiliencyspeaker:  K. Carrie AdairDuke University  (Key Ballroom 5 & 6)

9:30 am - 9:45 am: Break (Key Ballroom South Foyer) 

9:45 am - 10:45 am: Plenary "Health Policy, Post Acute Long-Term Care" speaker: Cheryl PhillipsSpecial Needs Plans Alliance (Key Ballroom 5 & 6)        

10:45 am - 11:00 am: Refreshment Break (Key Ballroom South Foyer)        

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Plenary Medicaid speaker: Matt Salo, National Association of Medicaid Directors (Key Ballroom 5 & 6)      

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Networking Lunch (Key Ballroom 5 & 6)    

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm: CMS/AHQA Leadership Lunch (Key Ballroom 2, by invitation only

1:30 pm - 2:20 pm: Plenary "A Look Ahead for CMS" speakers: Paul McGann and Jeneen IwugoCenters for Medicare & Medicaid Services (Key Ballroom 5 & 6) 

2:20 pm - 2:30 pm: Break 

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm: Breakout Session 1

"Improve Patient Care and the Bottom Line with AHRQ Qis Speakers: Diane Stollenwerk - StollenWerks, and Hans Cassagnol - SUNY Upstate University Health System (Key Ballroom 3)   

"QI Online! Adventures in Online Training for Nursing Home Professionals Speakers: Lisa Bridwell and Nell Griffin - Telligen (Key Ballroom 4)

3:20 pm - 3:30 pm: Break 

3:30 pm - 4:20 pm: Breakout Session 2

"Building Patient Engagement Culture in Dialysis Facilities Speaker: Renee Bova-Collis - Quality Insights (Key Ballroom 3)  

"A Collaborative to Improve the Care of Seriously Ill Patients with Kidney Disease Speaker: Alvin Moss - West Virginia University and Andrea Moore - Quality Insights Renal Network 5 (Key Ballroom 4)

4:20 pm - 4:30 pm: Break 

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: AHQA Membership Meeting - All AHQA members are welcome at this meeting (Key Ballroom 5 &6)    

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Reception (Paca Room 3rd Floor)  

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

7:30 am - 5:00 pm: Registration Open (Key Ballroom South Foyer)

7:30 am - 8:30 am: Breakfast and AHQA Committee/Network Meetings (Key Ballroom 5 & 6)     

8:30 am - 9:30 am: Collaborate & Solve! Speakers: Kimberly Irby - QIN NCC and Alison Teitelbaum  - AHQA (Key Ballroom 5 & 6)     

9:30 am - 9:45 am: Break (Key Ballroom South Foyer) 

9:45 am - 10:45 am: Breakout Session 3

"Payer as Partner: How one Medicaid MCO brings a local, person-centered approach to its data driven population health program model Speaker: Shannon Saksewski and Christine Bucheit - Aetna Medicaid Innovations (Key Ballroom 3)

"Opioid Performance Improvement Project in Nursing Homes: Utilizing a Virtual Collaborative To Drive Results Speaker: Amanda Ryan - atom Alliance (Key Ballroom 4)

10:45 am - 11:00 am: Refreshment Break        

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Breakout Session 4

Reducing Clinician Burden in Implementing Chronic Care Management Speaker: Virginia Brooks - Health Quality Innovators (Key Ballroom 3) 

Reducing Provider Burden with an Integrated Outpatient Services Approach Speaker: Sharon Donnelly – HealthInsight  and Sharon Phelps - Mountain Pacific Quality Health (Key Ballroom 4)

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Networking Lunch (Key Ballroom 5 & 6)    

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm: Breakout Session 5

Closing the Referral Loop: Improving Ambulatory Referral Management and Communication Speaker: Stephen L. Davidow – PCPI, Jignesh Sheta, and Tiffany Jasculski - The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education (Key Ballroom 3)

"Reduction in Opioid Prescribing Through Evidence-Based Prescribing Guidelines Speaker: Joceline Vu - Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network; Michigan Medicine Department of Surgery and Gloria Pizzo - Lake Superior  (Key Ballroom 4)

1:50 pm - 2:00 pm: Break 

2:00 pm - 2:50 pm: Breakout Session 6

"Rural/Frontier Super-utilizer Project Speaker: Lara Shadwick - Mountain-Pacific Quality Health (Key Ballroom 3)    

"A QIN-QIO Collaborates with Academia:  Engaging Small Practices in Blood Pressure Control Speaker: Joanne Vanterpool and Susan Hollander - AQIN-NY (IPRO) (Key Ballroom 4)

2:50 pm - 3:00 pm: Break 

3:00 pm - 3:50 pm: Breakout Session 7

"Resident and Family Engagement:  A Successful Formula to Create a Dynamic Committee Speaker: Julie Kueker - Quality Insights and Christine Bechtel - X4 Health (Key Ballroom 3)     

"Opioid Guardianship: Combating the Opioid Crisis” Speaker: Sarah Derr and Meg Nugent - Iowa Healthcare Collaborative (Key Ballroom 4)

3:50 pm - 4:00 pm: Break 

4:00 pm -5:00 pm: Plenary "Can Cost Measures Measure Quality?speaker: Jay Bhattacharya, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (Key Ballroom 5 & 6)       

Event Concludes