Click on the following hyperlinked text and enter the password (2Q.k70Vl) to view Mary S. Applegate, MD, FAAP, FACP's webinar:
PQI Champions Webinar: How QI Data Methods Supported Ohio Medicaid's Efforts to Reduce Preterm Birth Rates
The objectives of the webinar:
1) Discuss Ohio's preterm birth rate aims and drivers.
2) Describe the data methods and tools used by Ohio Medicaid to support their efforts to reduce preterm birth rates.
3) Outline how other states and public health leaders can begin to use QI data methods and tools.
Mary S. Applegate, MD, FAAP, FACP serves as the Medical Director for
the Ohio Department of Medicaid and is responsible for implementing the
Medicaid Quality Strategy to improve health outcomes across the
state.She is double-boarded in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine and has
been in rural primary care practice for over 30 years, still caring for
newborns and mothers in her region. Special interests include the
application of clinical principles and quality improvement science to
health systems in order to improve both the quality of health care and
health outcomes. She has been instrumental in driving change in
perinatal health, safer opioid prescribing and integrating behavioral
served as co-chair of the CMS Expert Panel on Improving Maternal and
Infant Outcomes in Medicaid, was a member of the CMS 2020 Maternal and
Infant Health Expert work group and continues to be focused on this
population as the perinatal lead for the Medicaid Medical Directors
Network. She is credited for forging new partnerships to link vital
statistics, claims and clinical information to drive improved preterm
birth rates and other maternal outcomes in conjunction with the Ohio
Department of Health and Ohio’s Perinatal Quality Collaborative. These
efforts are crystallizing into equity-focused community efforts as well
as informing the design and implementation of value-based purchasing
efforts.Dr. Mary S. Applegate is a fellow of both the American Academy
of Pediatrics and the American College of Physicians.
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