2020 AHQA Policy Forum



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Registration Is Now Closed!

Each year this highly anticipated event in Washington, DC, focuses on current and future health policy and advocacy issues likely to impact the health quality improvement community. The event is tailored for those working in government affairs, policy, advocacy, and communications, as well as executive leadership. Attendees will hear from staff on Capitol Hill, policy experts, and other officials on the latest policy issues concerning Medicare and health quality improvement. 

Building off our advocacy efforts over the past 12 months, the 2020 Policy Forum will take on added importance as we continue to advocate for the quality improvement funding on Capitol Hill.

The 2020 Policy Forum will dive into many of AHQA’s current challenges and opportunities for advocacy. Topics may include:

  • Upcoming agenda for the  116th Congress
  • HHS priority areas (eg. Medicaid, behavioral health, opioid epidemic, rural health)
  • CMS administrative update (eg. CMMI update, deregulatory update, message from the Office of the Administrator)
  • AHQA legislative and regulatory activity update (eg. quality improvement funding, business development opportunities)
  • And to other potential topics that may be added later! 

Afternoons will be reserved for prioritized and coordinated Congressional visits to (re)engage our champions (and future champions) on Capitol Hill. 

Click here to see the schedule at-a-glance! 




Registration for the 2020 Policy Forum is now closed!

Registration rates and deadlines are as follows: 


Early Bird Registration
(extended until December 23, 2019) 

Regular Registration
(by January 29, 2020)

Onsite Registration
starting February 5, 2020 

Member Rate




Non-Member Rate 




How to Register

To register online, please click here

If you would prefer to register via email, fax, or mail, please download a registration form. Completed forms can be sent to: American Health Quality Association, 7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300, McLean, VA 22102, or by email to registration@ahqa.org

Who Should Attend

The event is designed to provide attendees with an overview of current issues in health policy relevant to health quality improvement, and in particular those issues that intersect with the CMS quality improvement program. We highly encourage CEOs and other C-suite executives, policy and communications staff, and program directors to attend. Attendees will hear from Congressional staff, policy experts, and other officials on the latest policy issues concerning Medicare and health quality improvement. 

If you have any registration questions, please contact AHQA at info@ahqa.org.



Hotel Information

Making Your Reservation

The 2020 Policy Forum will be held at the Washington Court Hotel. The hotel is right in the heart of downtown Washington within blocks of the Capitol Building and Union Station. AHQA has secured a group rate of $235 per night for hotel rooms. This special group rate will be available until Monday, January 13, 2020 or until full.

There are two options for reserving your hotel room for the Policy Forum:

  • Phone: Central Reservations – call toll free 202-628-2100; Request to be added to the AHQA 2020 Policy Forum room block.  Please confirm your arrival/departure date and reference the Group Name – American Health Quality Association – to receive the special room rate.
  • Online: Visit the hotel’s special Policy Forum reservation website.

Transportation Information

The Washington Court Hotel is conveniently located on Capitol Hill, five miles from Reagan National Airport (DCA). Taxis are available and are approximately $20 each direction. Union Station, with Metro and Amtrak access, dining, and shopping is approximately one block from the hotel.

Please contact AHQA at info@ahqa.org with any questions.



Area Information

The Food Scene

When you visit the nation’s capital, you’ll experience a food scene as colorful and eclectic as America itself. That means you can expect each meal at every restaurant to be different. From crave-worthy dishes served by celebrity chefs to world-famous chili-smothered half-smokes served at a diner, DC’s local flavor has one thing in common: it’s all delicious.

At the Washington Court Hotel 

Bistro 525 is an eclectic Capitol Hill restaurant that specializes in seasonally-driven, Mid-Atlantic dining led by renowned Chef Mario Raymond. A Chesapeake native, Chef Raymond specializes in fresh American cooking (with a few nods to his Italian roots), using products that are grown, farmed and harvested right here in the DMV.

Other Restaurants

We hope you’re hungry. There are more than 2,100 restaurants in DC for all of your Maryland blue crab, burger and sushi cravings. Find what you’re craving: https://washington.org/topics/restaurants-food-wine

Area Attractions

  • Union Station: The hotel is also a short walk from Union Station, which features several chain restaurants, such as Pizzeria Uno and Au Bon Pain, as well as smaller restaurants, such as the East Street Cafe. For the full list, as well as menus for all the restaurants, visit the Union Station website.
  • Chinatown: The Gallery Place/Chinatown area features several well-known restaurants, including Clydes of Gallery PlaceLegal Seafood, and Cuba Libre . For a map of the Chinatown area, click here. Chinatown is within walking distance of the Liaison Capitol Hill.
  • The National Mall: The Liaison is a short 10 minute walk from the Capitol Building and the National Mall. Once on the Mall, the DC Circulator can take you to all the Monuments and Museums, including the Smithsonian, for a $1 Fare. Most Museums are free of charge, however some may charge a fee depending on how tickets are reserved, including the Holocaust Museum and the International Spy Museum. Arlington National Cemetery is accessible via the Blue Line of the Metro System.




The 2020 Policy Forum is a premiere event to gain visibility for your company, products, and services among thought-leaders and decision-makers (ie. the C-suite) at the highly regarded Quality Innovation Network – Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs) and other health quality improvement consultancies.

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2020 Policy Forum and would like more information, please email AHQA at info@ahqa.org.



Program & Schedule of Events

The 2020 Policy Forum program is still being finalized. Please continue to check back here for updates! 

Tentative Schedule of Events: 

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm: AHQA Board of Directors Meeting (Closed Meeting) 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

8:00AM – 12:00PM: Breakfast & Sessions
1:00PM – 5:00PM: Congressional Visits
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Reception

Thursday, February 6, 2020

8:00AM – 12:00PM: Breakfast & Sessions
1:00PM – 5:00PM: Congressional Visits

Event Concludes



Policies & Disclaimers

All registrations must be sent to AHQA Headquarters by COB January 29, 2020. Purchase Orders will not be accepted as payment.

AHQA is unable to accept telephone or verbal cancellations. Please provide a written notice by fax (703-506-3266) or email to registration@ahqa.org no later than January 10 to receive a 90% refund or by January 29 for a 50% refund. No refunds will be considered after January 29. Refunds may not be processed until after the event. AHQA reserves the right to provide refunds in the form of a paper check sent by mail, regardless of how payment was provided. If you are unable to attend the Policy Forum your registration may be transferred to another individual at no charge. In order to allow time for processing, written notification of a substitution must be received by mail or fax no later than COB on January 29.  No substitutions will be honored on-site.