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Health Equity Quickinar Series

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Achieving equitable care for all patients is a key priority for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS), which is reflected in the new Hospital Commitment to Health Equity Structural Measure and Social Drivers Screening Measures in the Final Rule. These short, 30-minute presentations will address the many facets and criteria hospitals will need to meet for these measures, and will assist your hospital in advancing health equity initiatives in alignment with CMS priorities.

 

Health Equity, Hospitals, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Reporting

Thursday, January 12, 2023 | 1 p.m. ET | 12 noon CT | 11 a.m. MT | 10 a.m. PT

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Slide Presentation 

This session will introduce health equity, social determinants of health (SDOH) and CMS reporting.

Objectives:

  • Identify health equity and the impact of SDOH.
  • Discuss how health equity impacts your facility.
  • Review the current CMS health equity measures and how the HSAG HQIC Change Package can assist you in meeting that criteria.

Engaging Leadership in Health Equity

Thursday, January 26, 2023 | 1 p.m. ET | 12 noon CT | 11 a.m. MT | 10 a.m. PT

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Slide Presentation

This session will outline a business case to establish leadership support and engagement to integrate health equity.

Objectives:

  • Discuss the importance of engaged leadership in health equity.
  • Review the HSAG HQIC business case for health equity.
  • Identify the importance of leadership strategy integrating health equity throughout the organization.

Health Equity as a Strategic Priority

Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 1 p.m. ET | 12 noon CT | 11 a.m. MT | 10 a.m. PT

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Slide Presentation

This session will examine strategic planning for health equity.

Objectives:

  • Identify the importance of making health equity a strategic priority.
  • Discuss the difference between a strategic plan for health equity and the community health needs assessment.
  • Review resources to assist in creating a strategic priority for health equity.

 

 

4. Collecting and Validating Race, Enthnicity, and Language (REaL) Data

Thursday, February 23, 2023 | 1 p.m. ET | 12 noon CT | 11 a.m. MT | 10 a.m. PT

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Slide Presentation

Objectives:

  • Review the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Management and Budget categories for race and ethnicity.
  • Discuss strategies and resources to assist in the collection of REaL data.
  • Identify the importance of validating REaL data for accuracy.

5. Social Determinants and Social Drivers of Health

Thursday, March 9, 2023 | 1 p.m. ET | 12 noon CT | 11 a.m. MT | 10 a.m. PT

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Slide Presentation

Objectives:

  • Identify the difference between social drivers and social determinants of health.
  • Review screen strategies for data collection.
  • Discuss interventions designed to address disparities related to social drivers.

 

6. Screening for Social Drivers

Thursday, March 23, 2023 | 1 p.m. ET | 12 noon CT | 11 a.m. MT | 10 a.m. PT

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Slide Presentation

Objectives:

  • Identify new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) metrics for social drivers.
  • Identify how the social drivers of health are calculated for submission to CMS.
  • Define Z Codes and how they can be implemented to document social drivers in the patient medical record.

 

7. Culturally Competent Data Training

Thursday, April 13, 2023 | 1 p.m. ET | 12 noon CT | 11 a.m. MT | 10 a.m. PT

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Slide Presentation

Objectives:

  • Identify the importance of culturally competent training for accuracy of REaL and social driver data.
  • Discuss the importance of crucial conversations in engaging patients in reporting REaL data and social driver data.
  • Identify points of data collection throughout the hospital process.

 

8. Analysis and Stratification of Health Equity Data

Thursday, April 27, 2023 | 1 p.m. ET | 12 noon CT | 11 a.m. MT | 10 a.m. PT

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Slide Presentation  

Objectives:

  • Discuss the role of the HSAG HQIC data dashboard in stratifying disparities in health outcomes.
  • Identify how hospitals can use internal data to stratify disparities in health outcomes.
  • Review the importance of transparency of identified disparities throughout the organization.

9. Interventions to Address Disparities in Health Equity

Thursday, May 11, 2023 | 1 p.m. ET | 12 noon CT | 11 a.m. MT | 10 a.m. PT

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Slide Presentation (HSAG)

Slide Presentation (IHI)

Objectives:

  • Discuss how to design interventions to address disparities in health outcomes.
  • Review HSAG HQIC tools and resources to assist in identifying interventions to address health disparities.
  • Identify the importance of the patient and family advisory council (PFAC) in health equity interventions.

10. Health Equity FAQs Answered

Thursday, May 25, 2023 | 1 p.m. ET | 12 noon CT | 11 a.m. MT | 10 a.m. PT

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Slide Presentation

Objectives:

  • Review best practices for advancing health equity.
  • Discuss frequently-asked questions on health equity measures.

11. Community Paramedicine to Address Disparities in Health Equity

Thursday, June 8, 2023 | 1 p.m. ET | 12 noon CT | 11 a.m. MT | 10 a.m. PT

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Slide Presentation (HSAG) 

Slide Presentation (Prisma Health) 

Objectives:

  • Review the key components of a paramedicine program.
  • Identify the role of paramedicine in addressing health equity.
  • Discuss best practices in successful paramedicine programs.

12. Area Deprivation Index (ADI) and Community Health Needs Assessments to Identify Health Disparities

Thursday, June 22, 2023 | 1 p.m. ET | 12 noon CT | 11 a.m. MT | 10 a.m. PT

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Slide Presentation

Objectives:

  • Review the ADI.
  • Review the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) as related to identifying community-level social determinants of health.
  • Identify how the ADI and CHNA can assist you in identifying and addressing health disparities.

13. Community Engagement in Addressing Health Equity

Thursday, July 13, 2023 | 1 p.m. ET | 12 noon CT | 11 a.m. MT | 10 a.m. PT

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Slide Presentation

Objectives:

  • Discuss the role of community engagement in addressing health equity.
  • Identify state and national programs to address health equity.
  • Identify programs designed to incentivize health equity.