Tue, May 4–Thu, Mar 31

HEDIS Measurement Year (MY) 2020 First-Year Results...

NCQA staff will share HEDIS MY 2021 first-year analysis results and reporting results for domains of measures gaining attention.

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HEDIS Measurement Year (MY) 2020 First-Year Results and MY 2023 Pipeline

NCQA staff will share HEDIS MY 2020 first-year analysis results and reporting results for domains of measures gaining attention, including 11 measures collected via Electronic Clinical Data Systems and 4 national measures of Long-Term Services and Supports reported by health plans and community-based organizations. Staff will also share what's in the measurement pipeline for HEDIS MY 2023.

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What You Will Learn

  • Review HEDIS Measurement Year 2020 First-Year Analysis Results.
  • Review Work in the Pipeline for Measurement Year 2023.


Rachel Harrington, PhD

Rachel is a Research Scientist in Performance Measurement and has been with NCQA since 2019. She leads measure development and testing in the area of healthcare resource utilization and serves as the scientific and project lead on multiple federally funded NCQA measurement projects. This includes HEDIS© risk-adjusted utilization measures, appropriate medication use in the elderly and strategies for evolving approaches to social determinants of health in quality measurement.

Before joining NCQA, Rachel led North American health economics and outcomes research for anti-infective products at Astellas Pharma. Dr. Harrington holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy and a B.A from Marquette University.

Emily Hubbard

Emily Hubbard is a Health Care Analyst in the Performance Measurement Department at the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).  

Emily supports projects related to the development and maintenance of performance measures focused on diabetes and cardiovascular care. She also supports the management and coordination of multi-stakeholder groups, including the Committee on Performance Measurement. 

Emily holds a Bachelor of Anthropology and a Bachelor of Public & Nonprofit Administration, with a specialty in Community Health, from Grand Valley State University. 

Pamela Lighter

Pam Lighter is a Senior Research Associate at the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) where she leads measure development for multiple projects within the performance measurement department focused on individuals with chronic conditions and older adults, improving care coordination, and patient-reported outcomes. Prior to joining NCQA, Ms. Lighter was a Project Specialist with the AARP Public Policy Institute where she provided programmatic support for the implementation of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a national initiative to guide implementation of the recommendations in The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, a landmark Institute of Medicine (IOM) report. Prior to joining AARP, Ms. Lighter was a Research Assistant at the IOM where she provided research and basic programmatic support for multiple projects, including two consensus studies and one forum focused on quality of care and life for individuals living with chronic conditions.

Fern McCree, MPH, BS

Fern McCree is a Senior Research Associate in the Performance Measurement department at NCQA. Ms. McCree leads maintenance and development of quality performance measures for NCQA. She manages ongoing work to develop and promote NCQA’s electronic measurement strategy. Ms. McCree holds a Master of Public Health from The George Washington University and a Bachelor in Science in Public Health Administration from Temple University. 

Lyndsey Nguyen, MS, BA

Ms. Nguyen currently serves as a Senior Health Care Analyst in the Performance Measurement Department at the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA©). She manages, leads, and coordinates activities related to the development of quality metrics for U.S. health care. Her areas of focus include mental health, substance use, and pain management. Ms. Nguyen holds an M.S. degree in Physiology (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) from Georgetown University, and a B.A. in Cognitive Science from the University of Virginia. 

Sarah Paliani, MPH

Sarah Paliani is a Senior Health Care Analyst in the Performance Measurement division at NCQA. She provides content and project management leadership over large, complex projects related to the development and evaluation of quality measure initiatives and NCQA programs. Prior to joining NCQA, Sarah supported primary care practices in optimizing electronic health record workflows, transforming care delivery to achieve Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition, and implementing continuous quality improvement processes. She earned a Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, with a concentration in Sociomedical Sciences and a certificate in Health Promotion Research and Practice. 

Danielle Rainis, MPH

Danielle Rainis is a Senior Health Care Analyst with the National Committee for Quality Assurance. She tests, develops and maintains HEDIS risk adjusted utilization measures of acute hospitalization, emergency department utilization and inpatient readmissions. 

Daniel Roman, BS

Daniel P. Roman, is a Director in the Performance Measurement Department at NCQA. He leads the development and maintenance of quality performance measures focused on cardiovascular and diabetes care, as well as care coordination. Additionally, he supports efforts to develop and evaluate performance measures for the Medicare Advantage Part C Plan Rating program, Medicaid Managed Long Term Services and Supports Plans and the Medicare-Medicaid Dual Eligible population.  

Prior to joining NCQA, Mr. Roman was a Senior Specialist at the American College of Cardiology (ACC). In this position, he focused on research projects and pilot initiatives related to health information technology. He also supported the development of clinical practice guidelines, performance measures, and data standards. 

Mr. Roman holds a B.S. in Biology from the Pennsylvania State University. 

Lindsey Roth, MPP

Lindsey M. Roth is a Research Scientist in the Performance Measurement department at NCQA. She has nine years of experience in leading the development and maintenance of quality performance measures for HEDIS and other programs in the areas of prevention and Long-Term Services and Supports.

Deidre Washington, PhD

Deidre Washington, PhD, is a Research Scientist in the Performance Measurement department at NCQA. She is currently co-leading efforts to bring health equity, social determinants of health and social needs into HEDIS. Her current portfolio also includes work on measures related to respiratory conditions, such as asthma and COPD, antibiotic overuse measures, and pediatric dental measures.   Prior to joining NCQA in 2019, she served for three years as research project director at the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. She earned her doctoral degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  

Continuing Education

imageIn support of improving patient care, the National Committee for Quality Assurance is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) to provide Interprofessional Continuing Education for the healthcare team. 

This educational activity is approved for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 

This educational activity is approved for 1.0 nursing contact hours.*

This live course grants 1.0 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) points for PCMH Certified Content Experts.  

* Please note – You must attend the entire program to be eligible for total number of contact hours.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) endorses the Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education which specify that sponsors of continuing medical education activities and presenters at and planners for these activities disclose any relevant financial relationships either party might have with commercial companies whose products or services are discussed in educational presentations.

For sponsors, relevant financial relationships include large research grants, institutional agreements for joint initiatives, substantial gifts, or other relationships that benefit the institution.  For presenters or planning committee members, relevant financial relationships include the receipt of research grants from a commercial company, consultancies, honoraria, travel, or other benefits, or having a self-managed equity interest in a company; or having an immediate family member or partner with such a relationship.

Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.

Relevant financial relationships exist with the following companies/organizations:

Rachel Harrington: None
Emily Hubbard: None
Pamela Lighter: None
Fern McCree: None
Lyndsey Nguyen: None
Sarah Paliani: None
Danielle Rainis: None
Dan Roman: None
Lyndsey Roth: None
Diedre Washington: None

Additional Planning Committee Members:
Mary Barton: None
Cathy Beckner: None
Anne Marie Smith: None

This program was developed in part by NCQA staff.

This program received no commercial support.

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