CHIP Staff AND Faculty Present at Alliance Chicago 2017 Conference

May 15, 2017

Center for Health Information Partnerships (CHiP) staff Kate Balsley and Sam Ross, along with faculty member Theresa Walunas, Ph.D., presented at the annual Alliance Chicago Conference on Friday, May 12th.  Alliance Chicago is dedicated to advancing community health through collaboration, technology and research.

Attendees were primarily senior leadership and staff participating in Alliance Chicago services who focus on data, reporting, Meaningful Use (MU), and Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH).

“MU: Meaningful Use is Dead…oh, wait just kidding! Medicaid MU, QPP and Shift from Volume to Value”

Ms. Balsley, Mr. Ross, and Dr. Walunas provided an overview of Meaningful Use (MU) and Quality Payment Program (QPP) in 2017 and how these programs could impact and benefit community health centers.   This session educated attendees on programs that provide technical support for MU and practice transformation.

“You Are Not Alone: Technical Support for MU and QPP Goals”

Ms. Balsley, Mr. Ross, and Dr. Walunas introduced Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Primary Resources, Practice Transformation Networks (PTNs), QIOs and the new Quality Payment Program-Small, Underserved, and Rural Support (QPP-SURS) program.

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