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March 2012 St@teside

WEBINAR: How State Exchanges Can Implement Health Plan Quality Reporting

AcademyHealth and NCQA are pleased to announce an upcoming webinar, “How State Exchanges Can Implement Health Plan Quality Reporting.” The Affordable Care Act (ACA) contains several quality reporting requirements for plans participating in health insurance exchanges. This 90-minute event—taking place on April 9, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT—will examine what those requirements are, and will highlight examples of how state purchasers have already integrated health plan quality reporting and improvement strategies into their existing programs.  Finally, the webinar will review some concrete ways to implement the ACA requirements in phases and by strategically building for the future. States are already collecting considerable amounts of data for a variety of reasons, and this webinar will demonstrate how those efforts can be leveraged to meet the ACA requirements for plans participating in exchanges.

Wendy Long, M.D., M.P.H., chief medical officer, Bureau of TennCare, will present on Tennessee’s Medicaid program, highlighting how the state has built its data infrastructure from existing activities.

Richard KP Sun, M.D., M.P.H., medical consultant to the Health Plan Administration Division, Health Policy and Planning, California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), will focus on how California’s State Employee Benefit program has connected its quality reporting to broader delivery system reform efforts underway in the state.

Finally, Ledia Tabor, M.P.H., from NCQA, will offer concrete ways that states can implement new requirements around quality reporting, quality improvement, and accreditation. These steps will be grouped into two phases, and will address such topics as: undertaking a gap analysis to determine what is ongoing in your state, developing metrics for plan quality improvement information, developing cost of care metrics, thinking about how to align metrics with Medicaid and State Employee Benefits purchasing, developing decision support tools for plan/provider selection, developing incentive programs, and testing the effectiveness of web information, and the use of navigators or producers, among others.

This event is free, although registration is required. Please visit to complete the registration process.

If you have any questions, please contact Kyla Hoskins (; 202.292.6731).

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