PQI Champions Webinar Series - June 23, 2020 Webinar

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.

Presenter Bio:

Dr. 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 health care.

She 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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