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AJMC Hosting Healthcare Quality Measurement Tweetchat With NCQA President


Margaret E. O'Kane, president of the National Committee for Quality Assurance will join The American Journal of Managed Care for a Tweetchat on June 26 at 1 pm EST. Follow the discussion and ask your own questions using #AJMCchat.

PLAINSBORO, N.J.—Quality measurement has become increasingly important as healthcare in the United States shifts from a volume-based reimbursement system to one based on value. On June 26 at 1 pm EST, The American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) will host a Tweetchat with National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) President Margaret E. O’Kane, MHA, on the importance of quality measurement.

O’Kane will answer questions from participants and discuss topics including:

  • Quality measure improvements in behavioral health
  • Quality improvement in Medicare Advantage
  • The use of healthcare report cards
  • Patient-reported outcomes
  • Alignment across payers and measurement systems.

“It’s an exciting time in healthcare quality,” said O’Kane. “With so many opportunities to enhance the value of healthcare, this Tweetchat gives us a chance to take a moment and discuss some of the key topics that will influence the conversation in the coming years.”

AJMC and NCQA encourage Twitter users to submit their own questions and participate in the chat on Friday by using #AJMCchat. And don’t forget to follow @AJMC_Journal, @NCQA, and @PeggyNCQA.

In February, O’Kane wrote a special guest commentary for AJMC on how the inclusion of measurement and accountability in US healthcare has improved both cost and quality.

About the Journals

The American Journal of Managed Care celebrates its 20th year in 2015 as the leading peer-reviewed journal dedicated to issues in managed care. Other titles in the franchise include The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits, which provides pharmacy and formulary decision-makers with information to improve the efficiency and health outcomes in managing pharmaceutical care, and The American Journal of Accountable Care, which publishes research and commentary on innovative healthcare delivery models facilitated by the 2010 Affordable Care Act. AJMC’s Evidence-Based series brings together stakeholder views from payers, providers, policymakers and pharmaceutical leaders in oncology and diabetes management. To order reprints of articles appearing in AJMC publications, please call (609) 716-7777, x 131.

About NCQA

NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA’s Web site (ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.



CONTACT: Nicole Beagin (609) 716-7777 x 131

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