VBP Archived Events

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  • Inpatient Hospital Quality Programs: Payment Updates and Overview — 1.5 C.E.

    Date: October 11, 2017
    Time(s): 2:00 PM ET

    Description:

    This event will provide an overview of how CMS adjusts payments for the inpatient hospital quality programs, including the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program, Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program, Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program, Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), and Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program.

    Speaker(s):

    • Nekeshia McInnis, MSPH
      Subject-Matter Expert, Hospital IQR and Hospital VBP Programs, Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group (QMVIG), Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ), CMS
    • Nichole Davick
      Health Insurance Specialist, EHR Incentive Programs, Division of Health Information Technology, CCSQ, CMS
    • James Poyer, MS, MBA
      Director, Division of Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting, QMVIG, CCSQ, CMS
    • Elizabeth Bainger, DNP, RN, CPHQ
      Program Lead, HAC Reduction Program, QMVIG, CCSQ, CMS

    Event Documentation:

  • Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) Measures: Reminders & Updates — 1.5 C.E.

    Date: September 27, 2017
    Time(s): 2:00 PM ET

    Description:

    This event will provide reminders and updates for the Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) measures included in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hospital quality programs.

    Speaker(s):

    • Bethany Wheeler-Bunch, MSHA
      Project Lead, Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program Hospital Inpatient Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting Outreach and Education Support Contractor
    • Elizabeth Bainger, DNP, RN, CPHQ
      Program Lead, Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program, Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group, CMS
    • Maggie Dudeck, MPH
      Lead – NHSN Methods and Analytics Team Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Prachi Patel, MPH
      Public Health Analyst - NHSN Methods and Analytics Team

    Event Documentation:

  • Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Final Rule: Acute Care Hospital Quality Reporting Programs Overview — 1 C.E.

    Date: August 29, 2017
    Time(s): 2:00 PM ET

    Description:

    This presentation will provide participants with the FY 2018 Hospital IPPS for Acute Care Hospitals Final Rule. This discussion will address the Final Rule’s impact on the following programs:

    • Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program
    • Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program
    • Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program (HACRP)
    • Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP)

    Moderator(s):

    • Candace Jackson, RN
      Project Lead, Inpatient Quality ReportingHospital Inpatient VIQR Outreach and Education Support Contractor

    Speaker(s):

    • Grace H. Snyder, JD, MPH
      gram Lead, Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program and Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program, Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group, Center for Clinical Standards & Quality, CMS
    • Mihir P. Patel, MHA
      Lead, Hospital Inpatient and Outpatient Quality Reporting Program Data Validation, CMS
    • Elizabeth Bainger, DNP, RN, CPHQ
      Program Lead, Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program, Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group, CMS
    • Lauren Lowenstein, MPH, MSW
      Acting Program Lead, Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, CMS

    Event Documentation:

  • Hospital VBP: FY 2018 Percentage Payment Summary Report — 1.5 C.E.

    Date: July 24, 2017
    Time(s): 2:00 PM ET

    Description:

    This event will provide an overview of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Percentage Payment Summary Report (PPSR), including: how hospitals are evaluated within each domain and measure, how the Hospital VBP Program scoring methodology is reflected in the report, and what constitutes eligibility for the Hospital VBP Program.

    Speaker(s):

    • Bethany Wheeler Bunch, MSHA
      Hospital VBP Program Support Contract Lead, Hospital Inpatient Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR) Outreach and Education Support Contractor (SC)

    Event Documentation:

  • FY 2018 Medicare Spending per Beneficiary (MSPB) Hospital-Specific Report (HSR) Overview — 1 C.E.

    Date: May 31, 2017
    Time(s): 2:00 PM ET

    Description:

    This presentation will provide an overview of the Payment-Standardized Medicare Spending per Beneficiary (MSPB) measure, including the goals of the MSPB measure, the measure methodology, and how to perform MSPB measure calculations. Additionally, participants will learn about the HSRs, where to locate their related supplemental files, how to request a review and correction, and where downloadable MSPB files can be found on Data.Medicare.gov.

    Moderator(s):

    • Bethany Wheeler-Bunch, MSHA
      Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program Support Contract Lead, Hospital Inpatient Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR) Outreach and Education Support Contractor (SC)

    Speaker(s):

    • Cynthia M. Khan, Ph.D.
      Data Scientist and Project Manager, Econometrica, Inc.

    Event Documentation:

  • IQR Program: FY 2018 IPPS Proposed Rule — 1 C.E.

    Date: May 4, 2017
    Time(s): 1:30 PM ET

    Description:

    Note: Proposed Rule comment period ended June 13, 2017

    Please join Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for a review of quality program proposals for hospitals as addressed in the recently released Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Proposed Rule.  This discussion will focus on proposed changes to the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program, Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program, Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program, and Hospital Readmissions Production Program (HRRP). Presenters will also provide instructions about how to comment, for record, on the CMS proposals.

    Speaker(s):

    • Grace Im, JD, MPH
      Program Lead, Hospital IQR Program and Hospital VBP Program, Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, CMS
    • Delia Houseal PhD, MPH
      End Stage Renal Disease, Quality Improvement Program Lead
    • Elizabeth Bainger DNP, RN, CPHQ
      Program Lead, HAC Reduction Program

    Event Documentation:

    *Presentation slides corrected 05.05.2017

  • Hospital IQR & VBP Programs: Claims-Based Measures Hospital Specific Report Overview and Updates — 1.5 C.E.

    Date: April 11, 2017
    Time(s): 2:00 PM ET

    Description:

    The webinar will provide an overview of the Claims-Based Measures Hospital Specific Reports (HSRs) for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program and Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program. This overview consists of the following: a summary of national rates and performance categories used in the Hospital IQR Program; details on receiving the HSRs; a review of claims-based measure calculations and reading of the HSRs; as well as, a description of the process of submitting a Review and Corrections request.

    Speaker(s):

    • Tamara Mohammed, PMP
      Measure Implementation and Stakeholder Communication Lead Yale/Yale New Haven Health, Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE)
    • Angie Sour
      Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) Project Lead, General Dynamics Information Technology(GDIT) / Health Care Quality Analytics and Reporting (HCQAR)
    • Bethany Wheeler-Bunch, MSHA
      Hospital VBP Program Support Contract Lead, VIQR Outreach and Education SC

    Event Documentation:

  • Updates on Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) for Use in CMS Programs — 1.5 C.E.

    Date: March 29, 2017
    Time(s): 2:00 PM ET

    Event Documentation:

    This 90-minute event will provide an overview of the new Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) PSI 90 composite used in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program, Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program, and the Hospital Compare Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating. Topics will include the background on the PSIs, updates to PSIs in the version 6.0 specification, purpose of recalibration and changes to PSIs because of recalibration, summary of scientific acceptability testing, key resources, transitioning to ICD-10, and implications for CMS programs.

    Speakers:
    Alex Bohl, PhD
    Project Director
    Recalibration of the AHRQ PSIs for CMS Programs Contract
    Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
    Joseph Clift, EdD, MS, PMP
    Measures Lead
    HAC Reduction Program
    Division of Quality Measurement
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

    Event Resources:

  • Overview of the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 — 1 C.E.

    Date: February 28, 2017
    Time(s): 2 p.m. ET

    This event will provide an overview of the FY 2019 Hospital VBP Program, including: evaluation criteria for hospitals within each domain and measure; eligibility requirements; and an explanation of the VBP Program scoring methodology.

    Speakers:

    Bethany Wheeler-Bunch, MSHA
    Hospital VBP Program Support Contract Lead
    VIQR Outreach and Education SC

    Event Resources:

  • 2016

  • FY 2017 HAC Reduction Program, Hospital VBP Program, and HRRP: Hospital Compare Data Update — 1 C.E.

    Date: December 16, 2016
    Time(s): 2 p.m. ET

    This event will provide an overview of the publicly reported data and information available for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) inpatient hospital pay-for-performance programs, including the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program, Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program, and Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP).

    Speakers:
    Bethany Wheeler-Bunch, MSHA
    Hospital VBP Program Lead
    VIQR Outreach and Education SC

    Casey Thompson, MSN, RN-BC
    HRRP Lead
    Hospital Quality Reporting Program Support (HQRPS)

    Angie Goubeaux, BS
    HAC Reduction Program Lead
    HQRPS

    Event Resources:

  • HCAHPS: Overview, Updates, and Hospital Value-Based Purchasing — 1 C.E.

    Date: November 15, 2016
    Time(s): 2 p.m. ET

    This event will provide an overview of the HCAHPS survey, including: Background of HCAHPS Survey, Trends of HCAHPS Measures, HCAHPS and Hospital Value-Based Purchasing including the Care Transition Measure Dimension added to Hospital VBP and the Pain Management Dimension removed from Hospital VBP, and HCAHPS Correlations.

    Speaker:
    William G. Lehrman, Ph.D.
    Government Task Leader
    HCAHPS Division of Consumer Assessment & Plan Performance Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

    Event Resources

  • Hospital VBP: FY 2017 Percentage Payment Summary Report — 1.5 C.E.

    Date: July 26, 2016
    Time(s): 2 p.m. ET

    This event will provide an overview of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Percentage Payment Summary Report, including: how hospitals are evaluated within each domain and measure; how the Hospital VBP Program scoring methodology is reflected in the report; and what constitutes eligibility for the Hospital VBP Program.

    Speaker:

    Bethany Wheeler Bunch, MSHA
    Hospital VBP Program Lead
    Hospital Inpatient Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR) Outreach and Education Support Contractor (SC)

    Event Resources

  • Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Medicare Spending per Beneficiary (MSPB) Measure — 1 C.E.

    Date: June 7, 2016
    Time(s): 1 p.m. ET

    This presentation will provide an overview of the MSPB Measure and the Hospital-Specific Reports (HSRs), including: the goals of the MSPB Measure, the Measure methodology, and how to perform MSPB Measure calculations. Additionally, participants will learn about the HSRs, where to locate their related supplemental files, and where downloadable MSPB files can be found on Medicare.gov.

    Speaker:
    Rachel Yong, MSPH
    Senior Research Analyst
    Acumen, LLC

    Event Resources

  • Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program Patient Safety Series: MRSA/CDI — 1 C.E.

    Date: April 26, 2016
    Time(s): 2 p.m. ET

    Provide hospitals with an understanding of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile (CDI) rates within the Hospital VBP Program from hospitals who have improved their rates by implementing Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) prevention processes.

    Speaker:

    Michael S. Calderwood, MD, MPH
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Harvard Medical School
    Assistant Hospital Epidemiologist/Associate Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    Neil A. Zaboy RN, BSN, CIC
    Director Infection Prevention
    Western Arizona Regional Medical Center

    Event Resources

  • Overview of the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 — 1 C.E.

    Date: February 23, 2016
    Time(s): 2 p.m. ET

    This event will provide an overview of the FY 2018 Hospital VBP Program, including: evaluation criteria for hospitals within each domain and measure; eligibility requirements; and an explanation of the VBP Program scoring methodology.

    Speaker:

    Bethany Wheeler, MS
    Hospital VBP Program Support Contract Lead
    Hospital Inpatient Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR) Outreach and Education Support Contractor (SC)

    Event Resources

  • 2015

  • Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program Patient Safety Series: SSI Colon Surgery and SSI Abdominal Hysterectomy — 1.5 C.E.

    Date: December 14, 2015
    Time(s): 2 p.m. ET

    This event will relate SSI colon surgery and SSI abdominal hysterectomy infection rates within the Hospital VBP Program, including Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) standard population updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and methods to improve Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Standardized Infection Ratios (SIRs).

    Speakers:
    Ellen Crabtree, BSN, RN, CSPAN-CAPA
    Pre-op Clinical Supervisor
    Carolinas HealthCare System Pineville

    Laura Schuetz, BSN, RN, CPAN
    Nurse Manager, Pre-Anesthesia Testing
    Carolinas HealthCare System Pineville

    Tammie Stahl, MHS, CRNA
    Anesthesia Clinical Coordinator
    Carolinas HealthCare System Pineville

    Heather Gore, BSN, RN
    Clinical Supervisor
    Carolinas HealthCare System Pineville

    Allison Paysour, BSN, RN
    Clinical Supervisor
    Carolinas HealthCare System Pineville

    Amanda Iannello, BSN, RN
    Clinical Supervisor, Surgical Unit
    Carolinas HealthCare System Pineville

    Andrew Klee, MS, MPH, CIC
    Infection Preventionist
    Robert Packer Guthrie

    Event Resources

  • Hospital VBP Patient Safety Series: CLABSI/CAUTI — 1 C.E.

    Date: November 20, 2015
    Time(s): 2 p.m. ET

    This event will Provide hospitals with an understanding of catheter associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) and central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates within the Hospital VBP Program, including Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) standard population updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), impact of National Health Safety Network (NHSN) determined locations for CAUTI/CLABSI baseline and performance periods, and methods to improve CAUTI/CLABSI Standardized Infection Ratios (SIRs).

    Speakers:
    Rush University Medical Center
    Alexander Tomich, DNP, RN
    -CIC Director of Infection Prevention and Control
    Marcelina M. Wawrzyniak, MSN, RN
    -Infection Preventionist
    Kaweah Delta Healthcare District
    Melissa A. Janes, MSN, RN-BC, IP
    -Infection Prevention Manager
    Emma Camaren, MSN, RN, CNS, CCRN
    -Clinical Nurse Specialist for Critical Care Services
    Sabrina Orique, MSN, RN, AOCNS, OCN
    -Clinical Nurse Specialist for Medical-Surgical Services

    Event Resources

  • Hospital VBP Program: NHSN Mapping and Monitoring — 1 C.E.

    Date: October 19, 2015
    Time(s): 2 p.m. ET

    This event will provide an overview of the impact on NHSN mapping including: the calculation of predicted number of infections by each NHSN mapped location, the impact of incorrect mapping in NHSN to a hospital, and the methods to evaluate NHSN data by location in order to create improvement strategies.

    Speakers:
    Rishi V. Parikh, MPH
    ORISE Fellow, NHSN Methods and Analytics Team Surveillance Branch, Division of Healthcare Quality and Promotion (DHQP),National Center for Emerging Zoonotic and Infectious Diseases (NCEZID),
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    Rick Welsh, RN, CPHQ
    Lead HAI Quality Specialist,
    Quality Innovation Network (QIN) Contract,
    Health Services Advisory Group Inc. (HSAG)

    Event Resources

    Additional Resources

    • Targeted Assessment for Prevention (TAP) CAUTI Data Report
    • Targeted Assessment for Prevention (TAP) System Report
    • VBP: FY 2016 IPPS/LTCH Final Rule — 1.5 C.E.

      Date: September 2, 2015
      Time(s): 2 pm ET

      This presentation will provide participants with details regarding the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS)/Long Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Final Rule and its impact on the Hospital Quality Reporting Programs.

      Speaker:
      Cindy Tourison, MSHI
      Program Lead of Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Alignment and Value-Based Purchasing
      Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
      Grace Im, JD, MPH
      Program Lead of Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, CMS
      Delia L. Houseal, PhD, MPH
      Program Lead, Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program, CMS
      Charles Padgett, RN
      Health Insurance Specialist, Office of Clinical Standards and Quality, Division of Chronic and Post Acute Care, CMS

      Event Resources

    • Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program Improvement Series: HCAHPS Survey — 1 C.E.

      Date: August 10, 2015
      Time(s): 2 pm ET

      This event will provide an overview of the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey dimensions, including calculations and survey methodology. Quality improvement stories resulting from the Hospital VBP Program will be highlighted.

      Speaker(s)

      • William Lehrman, PhD
        Social Science Research Analyst, Division of Consumer Assessment & Plan Performance
      • Genemarie McGee, BSN, MS, RN, NEA-BC
        Chief Nursing Officer, Sentara Healthcare
      • Melinda Montgomery, Ph.D.
        Director, Organizational Development, Sentara Healthcare
      • Amy Phelps, RN, MSN
        Director of Quality Services at Mena Regional Health System

      Documentation

    • July 22, 2015 VBP: FY 2016 Percentage Payment Summary Report — 1 C.E.

      Date: July 22, 2015
      Time(s): 2 pm ET ET

      Topic: This event will provide an overview of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program, including:

      • Identifying how hospitals will be evaluated within each domain and measure
      • Outlining the Program’s eligibility requirements
      • Explaining the VBP scoring methodology

      Speaker(s)

      Bethany Wheeler, BS
      Hospital VBP Program Support Contract Lead, Hospital Inpatient Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR) Outreach and Education Support Contractor (SC)

      Documentation

    • VBP: 30-Day Mortality Measures and AHRQ PSI-90 Calculations — 1 C.E.

      Date: April 21, 2015
      Time(s): ET