Press Release:
Hear from CMS Hospital PFP Demonstration Sites on
What It Takes To Qualify for Quality Incentive Payments

Wednesday, April 18, 2007
1:30-3:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Press Release
Contact: Melanie Matthews
888-446-3530 phone

Manasquan NJ USA -- March 22, 2007: Of the 260 hospitals participating in the Hospital Quality Demonstration program, 115 recently shared in $8.6 million in bonus payments. All of the participating hospitals showed improvement in quality of care based on the CMS' performance measures on which these hospitals are judged.

During How to Structure a Healthcare Performance Improvement Process That Results in Incentive Payments, a 90-minute audio conference, industry experts Jim Benté, vice president of quality and organizational development at Memorial Medical Center, Regina Berman, administrative director for performance improvement with Hackensack University Medical Center and Elizabeth Popwell, vice president of systems management at Cleveland County Healthcare System, will give you the inside details on how their hospitals have structured their internal processes to support an environment of performance improvement that has led to quality incentive payments from CMS under the Hospital Quality Improvement program.

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You will get details on how to:

  • Establish executive support to create and sustain a clinical performance program;
  • Foster a culture of quality across all departments;
  • Make the internal changes needed to support a performance improvement program;
  • Create a concurrent chart review program;
  • Operationalize improvements from the PFP pilot;
  • Monitor real-time key processes; and
  • Dedicate appropriate resources for performance improvement programs.

Who Will Benefit?

CEOs, CFOs, chief medical officers, chief nursing officers, medical directors, quality improvement executives, performance improvement executives and strategic planning directors.

Submit Your Questions:

You are invited to submit your questions in advance of the program to ensure that your questions are answered. Please e-mail your questions to no later than noon on April 13, 2007. We will attempt to answer your questions during the audio conference. However, time constraints limit the number of questions that can be answered during the live Q&A so be sure to get your questions in early.

Team-Wide Training at Its Best (and most cost- and time-efficient).

Gather your team around the table on April 18, 2007 for one low single-participant price. And photocopy for each of them as many copies of our printed materials as you need.


There is no limit on the number of participants from your office; the registration fee covers one dial-in. For discount pricing on additional phone lines, contact our customer service line at 888-446-3530.

Program Materials:

Program materials, the call access number and links for the presentation files will be provided approximately one week before the program date via e-mail.

Can't make it on April 18th?

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4 cost-effective registration options:

  1. [ ] $317 for the live audio conference, audio conference on CD-ROM, PLUS a printed transcript of the conference proceedings (CD-ROM and transcript is shipped approximately three weeks after the program.) ($367 after 4/13/07)

  2. [ ] $277 for the recorded audio conference and presentation materials on CD-ROM includes printed transcript, if you cannot participate in the live program. (Shipped approximately three weeks after the program.)

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