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HSAG has a governing board that oversees policy and direction for our Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO). Our Board of Directors has been assembled in accordance with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations and includes:

  • Representatives from a variety of healthcare settings.
  • At least one consumer representative who is a Medicare beneficiary.
  • A membership under which at least two-thirds of its members are independent and have not been compensated by the QIO for nongoverning body services.
  • A membership of which QIO officers comprise no more than 20 percent.
  • A cap on consecutive governing body member service time of six years.
 

Member
Name

State

Date of
Appointment

Affiliation

 1

Mary Ellen Dalton, PhD, MBA, RN

 AZ

11/19/2014

Health Services Holdings, Inc.
and Health Services Advisory Group, Inc.
President and Chair of the Board
Registered Nurse Representative

 2

Craig Brammer, MS

 OH

11/19/2014

HealthBridge
Health Information Exchange Representative

 3

James H. Gomez, BS

 CA

11/19/2014

California Association of Health Facilities
Board Compliance Committee Liaison
Nursing Home Representative

 4

Leonard Kirschner, MD, MPH

 AZ

11/19/2014

Medicare Beneficiary
AARP Member
Retired Physician

 5

Steven T. Kmucha, MD, JD, FACS

 CA

11/19/2014

California Medical Association (CMA)
CMA Representative

 6

Walter J. Nieri, MD, AGSF, FACP, CMD

 AZ

11/19/2014

University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Geriatric Fellowship Program
Geriatrician, Provider Representative

 7

Jacquelyn Paige, MA

 CA

11/19/2014

AARP Policy Advisor
Board Compliance Committee Liaison
Consumer Representative and Medicare Beneficiary

 8

Bruce Resnik, MD

 OH

11/19/2014

Medicare Beneficiary
Retired Physician

 9

Kim Streit, FACHE, MBA, MHS

 FL

11/19/2014

Florida Hospital Association
Hospital Representative

 10

Otis Wolkins

 AZ

11/19/2014

Board Compliance Committee Liaison
Consumer Representative and

Medicare Beneficiary

Appointment of additional board members will occur at the expiration of a present member's term.

Board member compensation consists of $500 per meeting attended by telephone and $1,000 per meeting attended in person.