Dr. Arlene Ash to serve on the COPPS Committee for the CMS White Paper Project
Dr. Arlene Ash, Chief for the Division of Biostatistics and Health Services Research
in the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, to serve on
the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPPS) for the Center for
Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) white paper project.
The purpose of COPPS is to work on shared problems and improve intersociety communication.
The CMS project on Methods for Hospital–specific estimates of quality of care. The main goal
for the committee is to advise the CMS. CMS is interested in a policy statement by a statistical
organization (COPPS) regarding the appropriate techniques for creating hospital-specific estimates
of quality care.