2021 AHQA Policy Forum



Registration  – SponsorshipProgram & Schedule of EventsPolicies & Disclaimers


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. 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year the 2021 Policy Forum will be held virtually.

Building off our advocacy efforts over the past 12 months, the virtual 2021 Policy Forum will take on added importance as we continue to advocate for the quality improvement funding on Capitol Hill.

The 2021 Policy Forum will dive into many of AHQA’s current challenges and opportunities for advocacy. Topics may include:

  • AHQA legislative and regulatory activity update (eg. quality improvement funding, business development opportunities)
  • 21st Century Cures Act 2.01
  • Telehealth and the QIOs
  • And to other potential topics that may be added later! 

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

Click here to download our Congressional Handout! 



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.




The 2021 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 2021 Policy Forum program is still being finalized. Please continue to check back here for updates! 

Tentative Schedule of Events: 

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

AHQA Virtual Policy Forum Training – click here to view the recording


Monday, May 10, 2021

10:00 am – 10:15 am: Opening remarks from AHQA President Sven Berg

10:15 am – 11:00 am: AHQA Public Service Awards

11:00 am – 11:45 am: Policy Brief – Telemedicine with Kyle Zebley, Director of Public Policy, American Telemedicine Association

11:45 am – 12:00 pm: Break

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm: AHQA Legislative Priorities discussion with David McNitt, Partner, Oldaker & Willison

Click here to download our Congressional Handout

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm: Medicare Expansion Interview with Santiago “Santi” Gonzalez, Office of Senator Bennet (D-CO)

Virtual briefings with select policy experts, congressional staff, and advocates.



Policies & Disclaimers

All registrations must be sent to AHQA Headquarters by COB May 5, 2021. .

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 substitutions will be honored on-site.