Focus on Public Health Policy
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Health policy matters stand to make impacts nationally and globally, from health insurance mandates to antibiotic stewardship protocols to drug and device clearances and recalls. ReachMD assembles key decision makers, policy experts and healthcare analysts for discussions of vital issues in healthcare policy.
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What We Need to Know about Qualified Clinical Data Registries (QCDRs)
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD
Qualified Clinical Data Registries, or QCDRs, are keys to Medicare’s new payment system in that they collect clinical data for the purpose of patient and disease tracking. But what do we need to know about QCDRs, where to find them, the requirements for successful reporting and why they are so important for clinical practices? Host Dr. Matt Birnholz welcomes a panel of QCDR experts from the AMA. Dr. Kathleen Blake, Vice-President, and Lance Mueller, Manager, both serve as part of the AMA group that works on payment reform and healthcare quality. Koryn Rubin serves as Assistant Director of Federal Affairs at the AMA.