Telligen’s Quality Innovation Network (QIN) governing body plays an integral role in the performance of the work being done for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to improve health and promote quality of care for people with Medicare. The QIN governing body sets overall policy and direction for the QIN within Telligen’s corporate policy structure and retains oversight responsibility for the QIN Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) and QIN National Coordinating Center (NCC) programs.
QIN governing body positions are voluntary and members are not compensated for their time, other than reimbursement for travel expenses to in-person meetings. The governing body can include up to 15 members who may serve up to six years (two terms of three years each) of consecutive service. However, exemptions can be made that can extend membership to up to nine years of consecutive service (or three terms). Membership is evaluated on an ongoing basis to identify any competencies that need to be added to the governing body, which causes the membership to fluctuate. Generally, one to two members are added or replaced each year.
|Name||Affiliation||Term Number||Term Start Date|
|Wendy C. Ager||Administrator/Senior Director of Skilled Nursing, Western Home Communities, Iowa||1st||October 2017|
|Chinyere U. Alu||Division Chief, Patient Safety and Quality, Illinois Department of Public Health||1st||October 2017|
|Mary Jane Carothers||Vice President, Iowa Health Care Association & Iowa Center for Assisted Living||2nd||November 2018|
|Patricia Critchfield||Beneficiary||2nd||January 2018|
|Dr. Michael Ho||Staff Cardiologist, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System; Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver||2nd||January 2018|
|Dr. Paul Mulhausen||Chief Medical Officer, Telligen||2nd||January 2018|
|Julia Ann Pollock||Long-Term Care Ombudsman, State of Iowa||1st||October 2017|
|Esther Sciammarella||Executive Director, Chicago Hispanic Health Coalition||2nd||January 2018|