On November 18, the Northern Virginia Health Policy Forum’s Forum Health Fanatics Team participated in the 7th Annual Run for Shelter, a road race put on by the Carpenter’s Shelter.  Thirteen Forum Health Fanatics Team members participated in one of the three races – the Fun Run, the 5k, or the 10k. Participants enjoyed a crisp, breezy, colorful […]

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With so much drama circling healthcare policy at the moment, it can be hard to predict what the future holds but we know that the movement from volume to value will continue. Knowing this, on November 9, 2017, the Northern Virginia Health Policy Forum had Mimi Toomey provide updates on the CMS Innovation Center’s […]

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To wrap up National Health IT Week, on October 6, 2017, the Northern Virginia Health Policy Forum’s featured guest speaker, Deven McGraw, provided updates from the federal government on the administration and enforcement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification rules. Ms. McGraw wears two hats within the […]

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On September 26, 2017, the Northern Virginia Health Policy Forum’s featured guest speaker Dr. Shantanu Agrawal, discussed the crucial role of healthcare quality improvement. Dr. Agrawal is the President and CEO of the National Quality Forum (NQF). Dr. Agrawal highlighted three areas where NQF can play a role: facilitating the transition to value, connecting to […]

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On July 27, 2017 the Northern Virginia Health Policy Forum’s featured guest speaker Elisabeth Myers, discussed the elements of the 21st Century Cures Act which the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has been actively implementing since it was signed into law on December 13, 2016. Elisabeth is the Deputy Director of the Office of Policy within […]

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On June 29th, the Northern Virginia Health Policy Forum held their June event, A Conversation with Medicare’s Competitive Acquisition Ombudsman (CAO) Tangita Daramola.

The presentation first discussed the competitive bidding program as a whole. Suppliers submit bids to provide certain durable medical equipment, prosthetic’s, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) at lower prices than Medicare was paying. Competitive […]

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On May 23, 2017 the Northern Virginia Health Policy Forum’s featured guest speaker Molly MacHarris, discussed the Merit-Based Incentives Payment System (MIPS) and the new Quality Payment Program (QPP). Molly is the MIPS Program Lead in the Centers for Clinical Standards of Quality at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The discussion started by laying the […]

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On December 1, 2016, the Northern Virginia Health Policy Forum held their 6th Annual Holiday Extravaganza.  Voluntary donations collected were provided to the Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria to help promote a safe and health Alexandria through community action.  Thank you to all who were able to donate. If you are interested in donating, visit our […]

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On November 20, the Northern Virginia Health Policy Forum Team participated in the 6th Annual Run for Shelter, a road race put on by the Carpenter’s Shelter.  Fifteen NVHPF Team members participated in one of the three races – the Fun Run, the 5k, or the 10k. Participants enjoyed a crisp, breezy, colorful fall morning while participating […]

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On October 21, 2016 The Northern Virginia Health Policy Forum featured guest speaker Tevi Troy, PhD,  who discussed his book Shall We Wake the President? and tied the discussion to our upcoming election. Dr. Troy spoke to attendees crossing various sectors of healthcare in the DC-Metro area, including representatives of trade associations, providers, and health policy coalitions, […]

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