Archived Events

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  • PCHQR Program: Updates to Program Manual, Measure Information Forms, and Algorithms - 1 C.E.

    Date: February 23, 2017

    This presentation will provide participants in the PPS-Exempt Cancer Hospital Quality Reporting (PCHQR) Program with a high-level review of the highlights of the 2017 Program Manual, as well as examine the granular updates to the measure information forms and algorithms for the Oncology Care and Clinical Effectiveness measures.

    Speakers:

    Tom Ross, MS
    PCHQR Program Lead
    Hospital Inpatient VIQR Outreach and Education SC

    Lisa Vinson, BS, BSN, RN
    Project Manager
    Hospital Inpatient VIQR
    Outreach and Education SC

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  • PCHQR Program 2017 Update to Measures - 1 C.E.

    Date: January 31, 2017

    This presentation will provide participants in the PPS-Exempt Cancer Hospital Quality Reporting (PCHQR) Program an overview of the changes in the measure specifications effective for Calendar Year 2017.

    Speakers:
    Tom Ross, MS
    PCHQR Program Lead
    Hospital Inpatient VIQR Outreach and Education SC

    Lisa Vinson, BS, BSN, RN
    Project Manager
    Hospital Inpatient VIQR
    Outreach and Education SC

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  • 2016

  • PCHQR Program: A Year in the Life of the Program - 1 C.E.

    Date: December 15, 2016

    This presentation will provide an overview of the PPS-Exempt Cancer Hospital Quality Reporting (PCHQR) Program and how each element of the program serves to reinforce the others. Essential program elements consist of all facets of Outreach and Education, including, but not limited to: ListServes, manuals, measure information forms, rules, public reporting, and webinars. Through a demonstration of how each of these elements are interconnected, attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of the program and how to optimize their participation.

    Speakers:
    Tom Ross, MS
    PCHQR Program Lead
    Hospital Inpatient VIQR Outreach and Education SC

    Lisa Vinson, BS, BSN, RN
    Project Manager
    Hospital Inpatient VIQR
    Outreach and Education SC

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  • PCHQR Program: Overview of Public Reporting - 1 C.E.

    Date: October 6, 2016

    This presentation will provide participants in the PPS-Exempt Cancer Hospital Quality Reporting (PCHQR) Program with an overview of public reporting of their data. An emphasis will be placed upon the public reporting of the Oncology Care Measure (OCM) and Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Care Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Survey data. This data will be publicly reported for the PCHQR Program for the first time in December 2016.

    Speakers:
    Tom Ross, MS
    PCHQR Program Lead
    Hospital Inpatient VIQR
    Outreach and Education SC

    Lisa Vinson, BS, BSN, RN
    Project Manager
    Hospital Inpatient VIQR
    Outreach and Education SC

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  • PCHQR Program: Lessons Learned in Population and Sampling and from EBRT - 1 C.E.

    Date: September 22, 2016

    This presentation will provide participants in the PPS-Exempt Cancer Hospital Quality Reporting (PCHQR) Program with information to perform consistent population and sampling for all sampled measures and provide specific guidance to accurately abstract the External Beam Radiotherapy for Bone Metastases (EBRT) measure.

    Speakers:
    Tom Ross, M.S.
    PCHQR Program Lead
    Hospital Inpatient VIQR
    Outreach and Education SC

    Lisa Vinson, BS, BSN, RN
    Project Manager
    Hospital Inpatient VIQR
    Outreach and Education SC

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  • FY 2017 IPPS/LTCH Final Rule – Focus on the PCHQR Program - 1 C.E.

    Date: August 25, 2016

    This presentation will provide a review of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) / Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Final Rule. It will focus on how the changes will impact the PPS-Exempt Cancer Hospital Quality Reporting (PCHQR) Program and address comments received during the rule making process.

    Speakers:
    Caitlin Cromer, MA
    Program Lead, PCHQR Program
    Social Science Research Analyst, Quality Measures and Value Incentives Group (QMVIG)
    Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

    Tom Ross, MS
    PCHQR Program Lead
    Hospital Inpatient VIQR
    Outreach and Education SC

    Lisa Vinson, BS, BSN, RN
    Project Manager
    Hospital Inpatient VIQR
    Outreach and Education SC

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  • Using NHSN for Reporting Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Healthcare Personnel - 1 C.E.

    Date: July 28, 2016

    This presentation will provide a review of how facilities should collect and report healthcare personnel (HCP) influenza vaccination summary data via the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).

    Speakers:
    Amy Webb, BA, MPH, CHES
    Public Health Analyst
    Surveillance Branch of the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    Megan Lindley, MPH
    Deputy Associate Director for Science
    Immunization Services Division (ISD), CDC
    Elizabeth Kalayil, MPH
    Public Health Analyst
    Carter Consulting, Inc., ISD, CDC

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  • Getting Ready for August 15, 2016 Data Submissions - 1 C.E.

    Date: June 23, 2016

    This presentation will provide a detailed review of the August 15, 2016 data submissions of the Cancer-Specific Treatment (CST), Surgical Improvement Project (SCIP), Oncology Care Model (OCM), and External Beam Radiotherapy (EBRT) measures. Submission of this data via QualityNet Secure File Transfer in a Comma Separated Values (CSV) format will be reexamined. Submission of the Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) measures via the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) will also be addressed.

    Speaker:
    Tom Ross, MS
    PPS-Exempt Cancer Hospital Quality Reporting (PCHQR) Program Lead
    Hospital Inpatient VIQR Outreach and Education SC

    Henrietta Hight, BA, BSN, RN
    Project Coordinator
    Hospital Inpatient VIQR Outreach and Education SC

    Lisa Vinson, BS, BSN, RN
    Project Manager
    Hospital Inpatient VIQR Outreach and Education SC

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  • Updates to the Oncology Care Measures (OCMs) and NQF #1822 - 1 C.E.

    Date: April 28, 2016

    This presentation will provide a detailed review of the new measure specifications, algorithms, and data collection tools for the OCM and NQF #1822 measures utilized in the PPS-Exempt Cancer Hospital Quality Reporting (PCHQR) Program.

    Speaker:
    Tom Ross, MS
    PCHQR Program Lead
    Hospital Inpatient VIQR Outreach and Education Support Contractor (SC)

    Henrietta Hight, BA, BSN, RN,
    Project Coordinator
    Hospital Inpatient VIQR Outreach and Education Support Contractor (SC)

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  • Development and Selection of Quality Metrics for the PCHQR - 1 C.E.

    Date: March 24, 2016

    This presentation will provide participants with an overview of how the 22 current PPS-Exempt Cancer Hospital Quality Reporting (PCHQR) Program measures, as well as future measures, are developed, selected, and implemented.

    Speaker:

    Elizabeth Bainger, MS, RN, CPHQ
    Program Lead, Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR)
    Nurse Consultant, Quality Measures and Value Incentives Group (QMVIG) Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, CMS
    Caitlin Cromer, MA
    Program Lead, PCHQR
    Social Science Research Analyst , QMVIG Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, CMS
    Tom Ross, MS
    PCHQR Program Lead
    Hospital Inpatient VIQR Outreach and Education Support Contractor (SC)
    Barbara Jagels, RN, MHA, CPHQ
    Vice President, Quality Safety & Value and Chief Quality Officer
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
    Tracy Spinks, BBA
    Program Director, Cancer Care Delivery
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

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  • PCHQR Program Updates and Lessons Learned - 1 C.E.

    Date: February 25, 2016

    This presentation will cover several topics pertinent to participants in the PPS-Exempt Cancer Hospital Quality Reporting (PCHQR) Program. Topics addressed will include National Quality Forum (NQF) #1822, a review of several new and updated resources on QualityNet, lessons learned in data submission, and other essential information.

    Speakers
    Tom Ross, MS
    PCHQR Program Lead
    Hospital Inpatient VIQR Outreach and Education Support Contractor (SC)

    Henrietta Hight, BA, BSN, RN
    Project Coordinator
    Hospital Inpatient VIQR Outreach and Education SC

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  • PCHQR: Overview of the PPS-Exempt Cancer Hospital Quality Reporting (PCHQR) Program Manual - 1 C.E.

    Date: January 28, 2016

    This presentation will orient PPS-Exempt Cancer Hospitals (PCHs) to the new PCHQR Program Manual using an interactive question and answer format.  PCHQR program participants will be familiarized with the Manual, making it a useful and essential reference tool.

    Speaker:
    Tom Ross, MS
    PCHQR Program Lead, Hospital Inpatient VIQR Outreach and Education Support Contractor (SC)
    Henrietta Hight, BA, BSN, RN
    Project Coordinator, Hospital Inpatient
    VIQR Outreach and Education SC

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  • 2015

  • PCH-Top Questions About the PPS-Exempt Cancer Hospital Quality Reporting (PCHQR) Program - 1 C.E.

    Date: December 16, 2015

    This presentation will provide a look back at the first 3 years of the PCHQR Program, focusing on the accomplishments attained in 2015. There will be a discussion of lessons learned, both administratively and clinically, that have augmented the learning environment shared among the participants of the program. Lastly, specific questions about the current and future state of the PCHQR Program will be addressed.

    Speakers:
    Caitlin Cromer, MA
    Program Lead: PCHQR Social Science Research Analyst, Quality Measures and Value Incentives Group (QMVIG)
    Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
    Tom Ross, MS
    PCH Program Lead, Hospital Inpatient Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR) Outreach and Education Support Contractor (SC)
    Henrietta Hight, BA, BSN, RN
    Project Coordinator, Hospital Inpatient VIQR Outreach and Education SC

    Event Resources

  • PCHQR: Using NHSN for MRSA and C. difficile LabIDEvent Reporting - 1.5 C.E.

    Date: November 18, 2015

    This event will assist attendees to recognize the importance of surveillance for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia and Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infections and how to report these Laboratory-Identified (LabID) Event data correctly.

    Speakers:
    Denise Leaptrot, MSA, SM/MT(ASCP), CIC
    Epidemiologist/Infection Prevention Consultant, National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN),
    Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

    Henrietta Hight, BA, BSN, RN
    Project Coordinator, Hospital Inpatient VIQR Outreach and Education Support Contractor

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  • PCHQR Reporting: Focus on Cancer-Specific Treatment Measures - 1 C.E.

    Date: October 22, 2015

    This presentation will review the measures and reporting periods for the PPS-Exempt Cancer Hospital (PCHQR) Program. This will address timeframes for both Hospital Quality Reporting and Public Reporting. There will be a specific focus on obtaining and reporting the three Cancer-Specific Treatment Measures. Attendance by cancer registry staff is encouraged.

    Speakers:
    Tom Ross, MS
    PCH Program Lead
    Hospital VIQR Outreach and Education Support Contractor (SC)
    Henrietta Hight, BA, BSN, RN
    Project Coordinator
    Hospital VIQR Outreach and Education Support Contractor (SC)
    Leah Kiesow, MBA, CTR
    Director – Cancer Registry
    Fox Chase Cancer Center

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  • PCHQR NQF #384 and #383 Sampling, Assessment, and Lessons Learned - 1.5 C.E.

    Date: September 24, 2015

    This presentation will discuss National Quality Forum (NQF) measures #384 and #383 in the PPS-Exempt Cancer Hospital Quality Reporting (PCHQR) Program. The speakers will explain the relationship between the two measures to: assist in proper sampling, communicate the prevalence of pain in the PCHs versus rates reported in the literature, and share lessons learned for the purpose of quality improvement.

    Speakers:

    Stephen Flaherty, MPH
    Program Manager Quality Measures
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Sarah Thirlwell, MSc, MSc(A), RN, CHPN, AOCNS
    Nurse Director, Supportive Care Medicine
    H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
    Tom Ross, MS
    PCHQR Program Lead
    VIQR Outreach and Education Support Contractor

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  • PCHQR: FY 2016 IPPS/LTCH Final Rule - 1 C.E.

    Date: August 27, 2015

    This presentation will summarize the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Inpatient Prospective payment System (IPPS), Long Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Final Rule Updates to the PPS-Exempt Cancer Hospital Quality Reporting (PCHQR) Program.

    Speakers:
    Caitlin Cromer, MA
    Social Science Research Analyst, Quality Measures and Value Incentives Group (QMVIG), Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
    Tom Ross, MS
    PCHQR Lead Project Coordinator, Inpatient Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR) Education and Outreach Support Contractor (SC)
    Henrietta Hight, BA, BSN, RN
    Project Coordinator, Inpatient VIQR Education and Outreach SC

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  • July 30, 2015 PCH: OCM and SCIP Measure Data Submission Process: How to Submit Data through the QualityNet Secure Portal - 1 C.E.

    Date: July 30, 2015

    Please join us for an in-depth discussion on completing the Oncology Care Measure (OCM) and Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) measure submission Comma Separated Value File (CSV) templates; naming conventions for the templates; and submitting the templates through the QualityNet Secure Portal File Transfer.

    Speaker:
    Henrietta Hight, BA, BSN, RN, CCM, CDMS, CPHQ, PCHQR Support Coordinator
    Tom Ross, MS, PCHQR Lead Project Coordinator

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