National Learning & Action Network Series: July 2019

Topic: Celebrating Impact, Focusing on Collaboration, & Looking Ahead

Date: Wednesday, July 102019

Time: 3:00 - 4:30 PM ET

WebEx: WebEx platform has been changed; Details forthcoming

Registration Required! Details forthcoming; Please note, all previous participant registration details have been captured


This event is open to patients, families, healthcare providers, practitioners, partners, and Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations. Please spread the word and invite your networks!

Event Description:

The final 11th Scope of Work (SOW) National Learning & Action Network (LAN) Event, titled Celebrating Impact, Focusing on Collaboration, & Looking Ahead,” will highlight significant outcomes, outstanding innovations, and sustainability efforts that will carry on after this SOW. Join us as we celebrate the QIO Program and QIN-QIO accomplishments across tasks and healthcare providers. This final National LAN Event will feature CMS Leadership, QIN-QIOs, and a Patient Advisor and is intended to provide an opportunity for reflection and recognition of the progress made over the last five years.

Stay tuned for the flyer for this event.

Learning Objectives:

After participating in the event, learner will be able to:

  • Recognize successes and lessons learned from the CMS 11th SOW QIO Program and how participants contributed to the overall progress.
  • Understand data-driven and person-centered successes focused on innovative strategies across QIN-QIO task areas.
  • Identify sustainability strategies and interventions being applied across states and regions to take local action. 

Slides & Recorded Presentation:

  • Stay tuned for the slides for this event.
  • Stay tuned for the recorded presentation.

Meet the Speakers:

Dennis Wagner, MPA
Director, Quality Improvement & Innovation Group
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Paul McGann, MD
CMS Chief Medical Officer for Quality Improvement

Anita Monteiro, MBA, MSHCA, MA, BSN
Deputy Director, Quality Improvement & Innovation Group
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Traci Archibald
CMS/CCSQ/QIIG Division Director

Sophia Autrey, MPH, CHES
CMS/CCSQ/QIIG Deputy Division Director

Melissa Dorsey, MHA 

We will also hear from the following QINs:

  • Comagine Health (formerly Qualis Health and HealthInsight)
  • Atlantic Quality Innovation Network
  • New England Quality Improvement Network
  • Telligen

Continuing Education:

Outcome Statement:

The purpose of this session is to prepare healthcare quality improvement professionals to identify and implement effective healthcare strategies by exploring promising practices. This final contract event will provide an opportunity to showcase national results/​outcomes, feature successful strategies and interventions leading to those outcomes, and highlight specific opportunities for continued action and sustainability for providers and partners.

We expect that this experience will help participants demonstrate and promote successful delivery of care practices and identify opportunities for improvement, all of which may promote advances in care that impact the Medicare beneficiaries served by the work of the QIO Program.

Method of Participation:

There is no fee to participate in this activity. You must participate in the entire activity to receive credit. A statement of credit will be available upon completion of an online evaluation/​claimed credit form. The link to the online evaluation will be provided after completion of the activity. If you have questions about this CME/CE activity, please contact AKH Inc. at service@​akhcme.​com.

CME/CE Credit Provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare. This activity is jointly-provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, CRW & Associates and Telligen.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, CRW & Associates and Telligen. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for Physicians.

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants:

NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.


AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare approves this knowledge-based activity for 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs). UAN 0077-9999-19-040-L04-P; UAN 0077-9999-19-040-L04-T. Initial Release Date: 7/10/19


AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity is awarded 1.5 contact hours.

Nurse Practitioners:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, CRW & Associates and Telligen. 

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider Number: 030803.

This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours which includes 0 hour(s) of pharmacology. Activity ID #21937-3


AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 1.5 continuing professional education unit (CPEU) for completion of this program/​material. CDR Accredited Provider #AN008. The focus of this activity is rated Level 2. Learners may submit evaluations of program/​materials quality to the CDR at

Disclosure of Financial Relationships & Commercial Support:

  • AKH Inc., CRW & Associates, and Telligen do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • No commercial support was received for this activity.


It is the policy of AKH Inc. to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The author must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflicts of interest are resolved by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity and may include any of or combination of the following: attestation to non-commercial content; notification of independent and certified CME/CE expectations; referral to National Author Initiative training; restriction of topic area or content; restriction to discussion of science only; amendment of content to eliminate discussion of device or technique; use of other author for discussion of recommendations; independent review against criteria ensuring evidence support recommendation; moderator review; and peer review.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Product: 

This educational activity may include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/​or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


This course is designed solely to provide the healthcare professional with information to assist in his/​her practice and professional development and is not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The course serves as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH Inc. specifically disclaim responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through participant's misunderstanding of the content.