2023 CMS Quality Conference Features Westat Expertise

April 28, 2023

Westat researchers will present at the annual Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Conference to be held virtually May 1-3, 2023. With a theme of Building Resilient Communities: Having an Equitable Foundation for Quality Healthcare, leaders from across the health care spectrum will explore solutions to America’s health system challenges.

Westat staff will be presenting on topics related to patient safety, beneficiary protection, and public reporting. See the conference agenda for more details.

Westat is proud to have produced the Beneficiary and Family-Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO) conference track and to be presenting on the topics below (Westat staff names in bold):

Stephanie Fry, Scott Fortin, and Matthew Stofferahn. (Panel presentation). What’s New on the Front Lines of Quality Improvement? Innovative BFCC-QIO Strategies to Protect Medicare Beneficiaries and the Medicare Trust Fund.

Wendy Gary, Brian Preslopsky, and Stephanie Fry. (Panel presentation) Are We Reaching the Goal in Preventing Patient-Safety Events in Hospitals?

Wendy Gary, Stephanie Fry, Laura Gray, and Sandra Zelaya. (Poster). Linking Data to Advance Health Care Quality and Equity.

Related to Westat work supporting public reporting on CMS’ Care Compare Website, the team prepared an informational poster:

Noy Birger, Heather Litvinoff, Erin Mundy, Rayne Kim, Nolan Winkler, Yongseok Choi, Yicong Wang, Lisa Lentz, Nina Kreiger, Anna Cupito, Belen Michael, Willow Burns, Lauren Mercincavage, Lisa Trapani, Julie Johnson, Todd Johnson (Poster). CMS Continues Phased Approach to Public Reporting Doctor and Clinician Information.


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