May 17—Stay ahead of healthcare news and developments with this listing of hearings, conferences, webinars, contests, public forums and deadlines for the week of May 20.
Highlights include two HFMA webinars and one by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), on proposed quality program changes.
Saturday, May 18
ISPOR 2019 conference on healthcare economics and outcomes research, New Orleans (through May 22). Learn more.
Monday, May 20
Webinar sponsored by the American Hospital Association (AHA) titled “Nurses Leading Efforts to End Human Trafficking.” Learn more.
12th annual conference of the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists, Kissimmee, Fla. (through May 23). Learn more.
Medicaid Managed Care Congress, Baltimore (through May 22). Learn more.
Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange's Annual Spring Conference, San Diego (through May 22). Learn more.
Innovations in Chronic Care Management for Health Plans, Chicago (through May 21). Learn more.
The American Society for Quality’s World Conference on Quality and Improvement, Fort Worth, Texas (through May 22). Learn more.
Tuesday, May 21
HFMA, Citi and AHA Not-for-Profit Health Care Investor Conference, New York City (through May 23).
Hearing by the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee titled “Improving Drug Pricing Transparency and Lowering Prices for American Consumers.” Learn more.
Hearing by the House Ways and Means Committee’s Health Subcommittee titled “Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills.” Learn more.
Webinar by CMS titled “FY 2020 IPPS/LTCH PPS Proposed Rule Overview for Hospital Quality Programs.” Learn more.
Webinar sponsored by America’s Health Insurance Plans titled “Health Care Collaboration: Progress Made in 2018.” Learn more.
Webinar sponsored by the Medical Group Management Association titled “Creating a Custom Website to Drive Patient Growth and Make Your Practice Stand Out.” Learn more.
Conference call by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention titled “Most Measles Cases in 25 Years: Is This the End of Measles Elimination in the United States?” Learn more.
Deadline for hospitals to review their data before its public release in the July 2019 Hospital Compare update. Learn more.
Wednesday, May 22
Hearing by the Senate Aging Committee titled “Aging and Disability in the 21st Century: How Technology Can Help Maintain Health and Quality of Life.” Learn more.
Hearing by the House Budget Committee titled “Key Design Components and Considerations for Establishing a Single-Payer Health Care System.” Learn more.
Webinar by AHA titled “How Small Health Systems and Large Standalone Hospitals Can Run a Specialty Pharmacy.” Learn more.
Thursday, May 23
Webinar by CMS titled “MIPS Improvement Activities Performance Category in 2019.” Learn more.
Friday, May 24
End of CMS comment period titled “Development and Reevaluation of Outpatient Outcome Measures for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System.” Learn more.
Deadline for CAHPS Clinician & Group Survey users to submit their 2018 data to include in the CAHPS Database. Learn more.
Deadline for applications for the AHA Innovation Challenge. Learn more.
Deadline for applications to the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies Program. Learn more.