We Hail Geriatric Education Modules

Quality and Innovation in the Medicare Program: Leadership Opportunities for Geriatricians

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CNE: 1.20
    • UNTHSC: 1.00
    • Physicians: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: May 31, 2018
  • Expires: May 31, 2020
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
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Paul Mulhausen Paul Mulhausen, MD, MHS
Chief Medical Officer,
West Des Moines, Iowa

Needs Statement

In this presentation, Dr. Mulhausen will present his thesis that the Medicare and Medicaid initiatives to promote quality and payment innovations to reward value present a unique opportunity for geriatricians to serve as administrative and clinical leaders.   Dr. Mulhausen will discuss the Medicare Quality Innovation Organization program, several CMMI payment demonstration programs, and advanced alternative payment models.  Dr. Mulhausen will share his view that expertise in geriatric care, geriatric models of care, and the full spectrum of services that serve Medicare beneficiaries prepares geriatricians for leadership positions in this evolving environment toward value-based care.

Target Audience

This activity was planned to address the educational needs of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses.


  • Describe the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO), including the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care (BFCC-QIO) and the Quality Innovation Network (QIN-QIO);
  • Describe the contract focus for QIN-QIOs to inform how geriatrics informs the quality improvement agenda;
  • Describe new Medicare payment models that present opportunity to support geriatric models of care; and
  • Recognize and discuss the opportunities that Medicare’s Quality programs present for geriatricians to provide clinical and administrative leadership.



UNT Health Science Center is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 16274. This activity is approved for 1.20 Contact Hours.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center certifies this activity for 1.00 hour of participation.


The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 1.00 hour of AOA Category 2B CME credits. Approval is currently pending.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Medical knowledge

Faculty Disclosure

Dr. Mulhausen discloses no financial relationships with commercial interests.  Dr. Mulhausen is employed by Telligen, a Health Management Firm.  Dr. Mulhausen is Medical Director for the Telligen QIN-QIO
The information and opinions expressed in this presentation are not endorsed by CMS, CCSQ, CMMI, HRSA, the QIN-QIO program, or Telligen. They represent the views of Dr. Paul Mulhausen.

The UNT Health Science Center INCEDO Staff has nothing to disclose.


WE-HAIL LogoThis project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U1QHP287350100. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Health Resources and Services Administration or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

No commercial support was received for this activity.

Additional Information

Data collected as part of this activity may be analyzed as part of educational research to study the effectiveness of interventions. This project is included under UNTHSC IRB protocol #2017-056