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SCHA Launches “Using Data to Drive Action” CMS Equity Measures Workgroup

May 24, 2023

SCHA is excited to announce a new “Using Data to Drive Action” CMS Equity Measures Workgroup, with the goal of easing and ensuring hospital compliance with three new CMS equity measures: Hospital Commitment to Health Equity, Screening for Social Drivers of Health, and Screen Positive Rate for Social Drivers of Health. Over the course of four sessions, hospitals will have the opportunities to learn directly from CMS and the American Hospital Association (AHA), review their hospital-specific equity-related discharge data, share best practices with each other, and engage with other hospital leaders. Learn more here.


Prior to session one, hospitals will be asked to establish multi-disciplinary teams that are endorsed and approved by hospital leadership, watch a short video, review the CMS measures, and review hospital-specific inpatient and emergency department discharge data (this will be provided individually in advance of the first session).

Session One: Why is Equity Important?

When: June 30 11:00 – 1:00

Where: In person at SCHA (2000 Center Point Road, Suite 2375, Columbia)

Session Two: The CMS Measures

When: August 25 10:00 – 12:00

Where: Virtual

Session Three: What if Someone Screens Positive?

When: October 10 3:00 – 5:00

Where: Virtual

Session Four: SCHA Participation in Hospital Presentations

SCHA asks to be invited to hospital board and executive meetings to discuss the hospital’s data and work throughout the workgroup.

To participate, please ensure support from the hospital CEO or other C-Suite member and email Melanie Matney on or before June 18.  All connection information will be sent at that time.  For any questions, she can also be reached at 803-413-4915.