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Lisa Gale Suter, MD

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Professor; Director, Quality Measurement Program, Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE)

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Lisa Gale Suter, MD

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Biography

Lisa Gale Suter, M.D. is a Professor of Medicine in the Section of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine, continuously board certified in both Internal Medicine and Rheumatology since 2001 and 2003, respectively. She is a leading expert in rheumatology performance measurement and currently serves as Senior Director of Quality Measurement Programs at CORE where she directs the MIDS Task Order Development, Revaluation and Implementation of Outcome/Efficiency Measures for Hospital and Eligible Clinicians contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Dr. Suter has led, directed or consulted on development of over 33 hospital-level outcome measures, 5 clinician-level outcome measures and 11 clinician-level process measures; 25 are in current or planned use in federal payment programs. She is the co-chair of the Quality Measures Subcommittee of the American College of Rheumatology's Quality of Care Committee and oversees all measure development and related activities for the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). She also continues to study technology assessment and technology adoption in musculoskeletal and inflammatory diseases.

Education & Training

  • Research Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine/VA Connecticut Healthcare System (2006)
  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine/Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar Program (2005)
  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (2003)
  • Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (2001)
  • MD
    Yale University School of Medicine (1998)
  • BS
    Yale University (1991)

Activities

  • Introducing the CMS Hospital Quality Chartbook: www.CMSHospitalChartbook.com
    Baltimore, MD, United States 2019
    CMS Quality Conference
  • The Future of Rheumatology Quality Measures: Measuring Outcomes for MACRA
    Austin, TX, United States 2019
    State of Texas (STAR) Association of Rheumatologists 2019 Annual Meeting
  • [Roundtable Invited Participant]
    Washington, DC, United States 2018
    National Committee for Quality Assurance Rheumatoid Arthritis Quality & Value Roundtable
  • [Invited Participant]
    Rockville, MD, United States 2018
    CAHPS Research Meeting – Advances in Survey Methodology: Maximizing Response Rates and the Representativeness of CAHPS Survey Data
  • [Invited Participant]
    Washington, DC, United States 2018
    International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement Catalyzing the Value Agenda Meeting
  • [Invited Participant]
    Washington, DC, United States 2018
    Degenerative Joint Disease Care and Payment Reform: A Multi-Stakeholder Meeting
  • Accelerating Meaningful Outcomes through Patient-Reported Outcomes
    Washington, DC, United States 2017
    Health Care Payment and Learning Action Network Aligning for Action Summit
  • [Invited Participant]
    Washington, DC, United States 2016
    Orthopaedic Quality Institute (OQI): Measuring Quality and Exploring Bundled-Payment Models
  • Using Information from Health IT to Advance Measure Development
    Chicago, IL, United States 2016
    Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI) Annual Conference
  • [Invited Participant]
    Washington, DC, United States 2015
    Orthopaedic Quality Institute (OQI): Patient Reported Outcomes in Orthopaedics
  • [Invited Moderator]
    Baltimore, MD, United States 2015
    Patient Reported Outcomes Summit for Total Joint Arthroplasty
  • [Invited Panelist, Measure Harmonization Reactor Panel]
    Washington, DC, United States 2014
    National Quality Forum 2nd Measure Developer Workshop
  • What Factors Account for Inappropriate Delays in Referral for Patients with Suspected Rheumatoid Arthritis?
    Philadelphia, PA, United States 2005
    American Board of Internal Medicine Peer Assessment Roundtable

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Suter, et. al. “Medical Decision Making in Patients with Knee Pain, Meniscal Tear and Osteoarthritis” in Arthritis Care and Research 2009, 61(11):1531-38. Named One of Most Important OA Imaging Publications in 2009World Congress on Osteoarthritis (September 23-26, 2010 in Brussels, Belgium)2010
Suter, et. al. “Medical Decision Making in Patients with Knee Pain, Meniscal Tear and Osteoarthritis” in Arthritis Care and Research 2009, 61(11):1531-38. Named Top Ten Advance in Arthritis Research for 2009Arthritis Foundation2010

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
American College of RheumatologyMember2001 - Present

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