Praise for Our Speakers

“Peggy, as often as I have seen you, I am always struck anew by your quick wit, your tart wisdom and the obvious pleasure you take in putting them to use! Thank you for your willingness to participate and your splendid contributions to the discussion.”

Lucile O. Hanscom
Executive Director
Picker Institute

Speakers Bureau

NCQA’s Speakers Bureau serves to promote NCQA’s mission and our health care quality improvement initiatives through dynamic and informative presentations. Our speakers are experienced both in the health care industry and in public speaking. They offer expertise in their subject areas and together, they offer a wide variety of topics including:

  • Quality Measurement and Improvement
  • Accreditation
  • Accountable Care Organizations
  • Clinician Level Measurement and Reporting
  • Consumers and Quality
  • Credentialing
  • Diabetes
  • Dual Eligibles (people with Medicare and Medicaid) and quality
  • Electronic Medical Records and Quality
  • Exchanges and Marketplaces
  • Delivery System Reform
  • Getting Better Value in Health Care
  • Heart and Stroke Quality Measures and Improvement
  • Health Care Policy
  • Health Care Reform
  • Health Care Report Cards
  • Health Information Technology
  • Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®)
  • Managed Care in Medicare and Medicaid programs
  • Multicultural Health Care
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home and Patient-Centered Specialty Practice
  • Patient Engagement
  • Performance Measurement
  • Transparency
  • Wellness and Health Promotion

NCQA Speakers are also available to present on our recent publications:

2012 State of Health Care Quality

This annual report details performance trends, tracks variations in patterns of care and provides recommendations for future quality improvement. Now in its 15th year, the report provides an exclusive look at the performance data submitted by health plans around the country. Findings include:

  • More attention to obesity
  • Medicare plans are most improved
  • Accredited plans perform better
  • Measurement and transparency at an all-time high

Quality Profiles: Focus on the Patient-Centered Medical Home

This collaboration with Pfizer Inc. provides practical examples of how Patient-Centered Medical Home can help improve health care quality and value. It includes case studies of successful medical home initiatives and guides practices hoping to become patient-centered medical homes. The case studies showcase high-performing practices that are addressing contemporary challenges in primary care, and that have also earned NCQA’s highest medical home designation, PCMH Level 3 Recognition.

Request a NCQA Speaker

To request a speaker, complete the Online Speaker Request Form or complete and return the PDF Speaker Request Form* to NCQA Speakers Bureau by e-mail or fax.

NCQA requires an honorarium and reimbursement of speakers’ travel expenses. The amount of honorarium is based on the speaker’s position in the organization, length of presentation, preparation time and travel time required. See a list of NCQA speakers.

* Please save the PDF file on your computer first before filling it out.

NCQA Speakers Bureau
1100 13th St. NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
Fax: 202-955-3599

Speaker Request Form
To request a speaker, complete the Online Speaker Request Form, or complete and return the PDF Speaker Request Form* to Tina Coffron by email or fax.

*Please save the PDF file on your computer first before filling it out.

NCQA Speakers
Click here to view a list of NCQA speakers, including President Margaret E. O'Kane.