February 2020 Newsletter
Summer 2020 Meeting: July 10-11
Lake Geneva, WI
The SCW Summer Meeting will take place on July 10–11, 2020 at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, The meeting will include a keynote address, performance report distribution, and quality initiative action planning.
SCW hosted a one-hour Policy Breakout Panel, “Improving Surgical Care in Wisconsin through a Statewide Collaborative,” at Wisconsin Doctor Day 2020.
Neel Karne, MD
General Surgeon, Beloit Health System
The Merit-based Incentive payment system (MIPS) recently released their Value Pathways (MVPs), a participating framework that will begin with the 2021 performance period, and they used Surgery as an example. This model acknowledges the unique variation in clinician practices, program requirements, and reporting burden, and it addresses many of these concerns by removing unnecessary elements and streamlining program requirements. Learn more about MIPS here.
Quality Initiative Updates
Pediatric Quality Initiative
Collaborative learning sessions on Umbilical Hernia Repair are taking place semi-monthly. Interested in participating? Tell us you’d like to receive email updates regarding upcoming sessions.
- Improving the safety of opioid prescribing requires more than just evidence for clinical recommendations.
- There has been a growing body of research on interventions, with aims ranging from improving prescribing and guideline-concordant care to reducing the risk of opioids, misuse, abuse and overdose.
- Despite this growing evidence, the field needs to expand the evidence base by better describing the strategies used and how to tailor them, as well as by leveraging mixed-methods and implementation science.
March 2, 2020 in Madison, WI
May 19–21, 2020 in Green Bay, WI
July 24–27, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN