2017 Outlook for Quality Metrics
February 16, 2017
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With the ongoing volume-to-value shift in healthcare reimbursement,
quality metrics are more important than ever for your healthcare
customers. Each market segment has its own complicated set of metrics
which may cover a range of conditions and procedures such as pressure
ulcers, infections, re-hospitalizations, vaccinations, falls, and more.
Providers’ performance on these metrics directly impacts how much they
are paid. This presents enormous sales opportunities for suppliers who
can show how their product impacts specific metrics. Join HIDA staff
members, Linda Rouse O’Neill, Vice President of Government Affairs and
Josh Babb, Director of Government Affairs for a market-by-market update
on Medicare quality metrics.
You'll gain a better understanding of:
- What quality metrics are and why they are so important for your healthcare customers
- Key quality metrics per market
- Which metrics extend into nearly every segment
- How to talk about key metrics with your customers
Linda Rouse O’Neill, MA
Vice President, Government Affairs
Specializing in healthcare legislation with 20 years combined
experience on Capitol Hill and in healthcare related associations, Linda
Rouse O’Neill leads HIDA’s government affairs team in creating
strategic initiatives to advance the interests of healthcare
distributors and the supply chain through informed advocacy.
Linda’s areas of expertise include Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement,
health IT, advocacy issues including medical device tax, pedigree,
unique device identification and competitive bidding, and providing
members with industry-relevant government data in the most accessible
format possible. She frequently speaks and writes on legislation
currently affecting the health distribution industry.
Prior to joining HIDA, Linda served as Director of Federal Affairs
for Premier, Inc. a leading healthcare alliance, spent four years
working on healthcare issues for Senator Craig Thomas and two years at
the National Rural Health Association. Linda holds a Masters from George
Washington University in Legislative Affairs and a degree in American
History from the State University of New York at Albany.
Josh Babb, MA
Director of Government Affairs
Josh Babb focuses on communicating with Congress and federal agencies
to help them make informed decisions on behalf of the healthcare
distribution supply chain.
With HIDA since 2013, Josh develops strategic advocacy resources for
members, and runs the HIDA annual Capitol Hill Fly-in where members meet
with 100+ Members of Congress. He serves as a speaker, facilitator and
content expert on a range of legislative and regulatory policies with
HIDA membership and industry-wide groups.
Prior to HIDA, Josh worked on Capitol Hill serving as a Senior
Legislative Assistant for Representative Renee Ellmers (R-NC), a member
of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and with Senator John Cornyn
(R-TX), the Senate Minority Whip. Josh has a BBA in Management from the
Mays Business School at Texas A&M University, and earned his
Master’s in Political Management from George Washington University.