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    ACE CMO Weiner to Participate on Yale/CORE Technical Expert Panel for Reevaluation of Inpatient Claims-based Outcome Measures

    Dr. Bonnie H Weiner, MD, Chief Medical Officer of ACEMIDLOTHIAN, VA — Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE),  selected Bonnie H Weiner, MD, MSEC, MBA, and Chief Medical Officer of Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE), to participate on their Technical Expert Panel for the Reevaluation of Inpatient Claims-based Outcome Measures. CORE's work with the Technical Expert Panel falls under contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for Development, Reevaluation, and Implementation of Outcome/Efficiency Measures for Hospital and Eligible Clinicians.

    News: ACE CMO Weiner Selected for Yale Core Expert PanelAs part of its measure reevaluation process, CORE is convening this group of experts to contribute direction and thoughtful input into the refinement of claims-based hospital outcome measure risk models. The panel will meet several times between December 2019 and March 2020. 

    "Dr. Weiner's expertise in quality measure development and evaluation is well known," says ACE Director of Operations, Peggy McElgunn, Esq. "In her role as CMO of ACE, she has worked with leaders to tease out those elements of practice that can be standardized—and yet remain interpretable—which then allows for advancing practice and individualizing organizational support."

    "Dr. Weiner has been able to develop, advance and refine a unique marriage of the science and art of quality evaluation, which has resulted in over 100 faciltiies being accredited by ACE," says McElgunn. "All of these facilities provide services that are outstanding as proven by outcomes—and professional reports that ACE's support resulted in enhanced care and service to patients."

    "It should be noted that only ACE has had this track record of success in the accreditation arena," says McElgunn. "Dr. Weiner is leading the effort to link standards to outcomes."

    ACE LogoAccreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence is an independent, physician-led organization that evaluates and monitors facilities providing cardiovascular care. Accreditation awarded by ACE means that the highest quality standards for cardiovascular and endovascular care are met by doctors and staff caring for patients undergoing diagnostic and interventional catheterization procedures.

    Learn more about ACE's standards for Cath/PCI, here.

    Contact: Peggy McElgunn, Esq.
    Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence
    Phone: 202.657.6859
    Email: peggy@cvexcel.org