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Lisa Gale Suter, MD

Professor; Director, Quality Measurement Programs

Contact Information

Lisa Gale Suter, MD

Patient Care Locations

Office Locations

Mailing Address

  • Rheumatology

    PO Box 208031, 300 Cedar Street, TAC Bldg.

    New Haven, CT 06520-8031

    United States

Appointments

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 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 33 hospital-level outcome measures, 3 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
  • Development of a New Outcome Electronic Quality Measure (eCQM) of Inpatient Opioid-Related Adverse Events
    Washington, DC, United States 2019
    Academy Health 2019 Annual Research Meeting
  • Attributing Hospital-Wide Readmissions to Multiple Providers in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System
    Washington, DC, United States 2019
    Academy Health 2019 Annual Research Meeting
  • RISE and Quality Measures SubCommittee Collaborations
    Washington, DC, United States 2019
    American College of Rheumatology’s Third Annual RISE Registry Strategy Summit
  • 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
  • Hospital-Wide Mortality: Measurement Approach and Empiric Testing
    Baltimore, MD, United States 2019
    CMS Quality Conference
  • [Roundtable Invited Participant]
    Washington, DC, United States 2018
    National Committee for Quality Assurance Rheumatoid Arthritis Quality & Value Roundtable
  • Disease Activity and Its Measurement in Patients with RA across the U.S.: Data from the Rheumatology Informatics System for Effectiveness (RISE) Registry
    Chicago, IL, United States 2018
    American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting
  • Budget Impact Analysis of a Diet and Exercise Program for Knee Osteoarthritis Patients
    Chicago, IL, United States 2018
    American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting
  • Life-Years and Quality-Adjusted Life-Years Lost Due to Physical Inactivity in the US Osteoarthritis Population
    Montreal, QC, Canada 2018
    Society for Medical Decision Making Annual Meeting
  • Voluntary Patient-Reported Outcome Data Collection within a Bundled Payment Model for the Development of Total Hip and Knee Replacement Quality Measure
    St. Louis, MO, United States 2018
    The Knee Society Annual Meeting
  • Voluntary Patient-Reported outcome Data Collection for the Development of Total Hip and Knee Replacement Measure
    Seattle, WA, United States 2018
    Academy Health 2018 Annual Research Meeting
  • Hospital-Wide Mortality Measure Methodology
    Seattle, WA, United States 2018
    Academy Health 2018 Annual Research Meeting
  • Measure Agreement Among Hospital-Wide and Condition- and Procedure-Specific Readmission Measures
    Seattle, WA, United States 2018
    Academy Health 2018 Annual Research Meeting
  • Hospital Safety: What is a Priority for Patients, Providers, and Patient Safety Experts
    Seattle, WA, United States 2018
    Academy Health 2018 Annual Research Meeting
  • [Invited Participant]
    Rockville, MD, United States 2018
    CAHPS Research Meeting – Advances in Survey Methodology: Maximizing Response Rates and the Representativeness of CAHPS Survey Data
  • Quality Measure Development
    San Francisco, CA, United States 2018
    American College of Rheumatology’s Second Annual RISE Registry Strategy Summit
  • [Invited Participant]
    Washington, DC, United States 2018
    International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement Catalyzing the Value Agenda Meeting
  • [Invited Particpant]
    Washington, DC, United States 2018
    Degenerative Joint Disease Care and Payment Reform: A Multi-Stakeholder Meeting
  • Opioid Dispensation Among Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Patients Who Persistently Frequent the Emergency Department
    San Diego, CA, United States 2017
    American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting
  • Persistently Frequent Emergency Department Utilization Among Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Patients
    San Diego, CA, United States 2017
    American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting
  • Accelerating Meaningful Outcomes through Patient-Reported Outcomes
    Washington, DC, United States 2017
    Health Care Payment and Learning Action Network Aligning for Action Summit
  • Performance Improvement: Making Rheumatology Healthcare Delivery Better through Measurement
    Danville, PA, United States 2017
    Medical Grand Rounds
  • Improvement in Health Status Using Patient Reported Outcome Measures for Non-Emergent Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Patients
    Chicago, IL, United States 2017
    Academy Health 2017 Annual Researh Meeting
  • Making Measurement Meaningful: A Guide to Merit-Based and Value-Based Care and Reimbursement
    Washington, DC, United States 2016
    Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) Annual Meeting
  • [Invited Participant]
    Washington, DC, United States 2016
    Orthopaedic Quality Institute (OQI): Measuring Quality and Exploring Bundled-Payment Models
  • Hospital Variation in Patient-Reported Outcomes in the Stable Coronary Artery Disease Population Undergoing Non-Emergent Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
    New Orleans, LA, United States 2016
    American Heart Association Scientific Meeting
  • Is an Intensive Diet and Exercise Regimen Cost-Effective for Obese and Overweight Patients with Symptomatic Knee OA?
    Washington, DC, United States 2016
    American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting
  • Using Information from Health IT to Advance Measure Development
    Chicago, IL, United States 2016
    Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI) Annual Conference
  • Assessing Quality of Informed Consent Documents: Taxonomy of Key Elements
    Washington, DC, United States 2016
    Academy Health 2016 Annual Research Meeting
  • Cost of Hip/Knee Replacement: What is Driving Payments?
    Washington, DC, United States 2016
    Academy Health 2016 Annual Research Meeting
  • Challenges in Reliably Identifying Hospitals That Care for Vulnerable Populations: Overlap Among Hospitals Identified Using Different Definitions of Socioeconomic Status and Race Across the CMS Hospital Outcome and Payment Measures
    Washington, DC, United States 2016
    Academy Health 2016 Annual Research Meeting
  • Development of Hospital-Level Measures of 30-Day Mortality Following Acute Ischemic Stroke Hospitalization That Incorporate Risk Adjustment for Stroke Severity
    Washington, DC, United States 2016
    Academy Health 2016 Annual Research Meeting
  • [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
  • Cost-Effectiveness of Long-Term Opioid Use in the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis in Older Patients with Multiple Comorbidities
    Boston, MA, United States 2014
    American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting
  • [Invited Panelist, Measure Harmonization Reactor Panel]
    Washington, DC, United States 2014
    National Quality Forum 2nd Measure Developer Workshop
  • Physicians’ Recommendations for Total Knee Arthroplasty in Younger Persons with Moderate Osteoarthritis
    Washington, DC, United States 2012
    American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting
  • Use of Patient Preferences to Inform the Development of Disease Modifying Drugs for Osteoarthritis
    Washington, DC, United States 2012
    American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting
  • The Cost-Effectiveness of Innovative Implants in Total Knee Replacement
    Philadelphia, PA, United States 2009
    American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting
  • Examining the Cost-Effectiveness of Adding MRI to Early RA Management
    Philadelphia, PA, United States 2009
    American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting
  • Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy in individuals with symptomatic osteoarthritis: Who benefits?
    San Francisco, CA, United States 2008
    American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting
  • Evaluating the role of MRI in early rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis
    San Francisco, CA, United States 2008
    American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting
  • Evaluating the Prognostic Role of MRI in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis
    San Francisco, CA, United States 2008
    American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting
  • Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy in individuals with symptomatic osteoarthritis: Who benefits?
    Pittsburgh, PA, United States 2008
    Society of Medical Decision Making Annual Meeting
  • Complex Medical Decision Making: The Case of Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy in Osteoarthritis
    Boston, MA, United States 2008
    Clinical Research Seminar
  • 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
  • Using Peer Assessment to Improve Specialty Referral within a Closed Health Care System: A VA Pilot Project Proposal
    Philadelphia, PA, United States 2005
    American Board of Internal Medicine Peer Assessment Committee
  • Understanding Referral for Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Orlando, FL, United States 2004
    American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting
  • Smoking and Raynaud’s Phenomenon
    Boston, MA, United States 2003
    American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting
  • The Incidence and Resolution of Raynaud’s Phenomenon in the Community
    Boston, MA, United States 2003
    American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting

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
Top 10% of ReviewersAnnals of Internal Medicine2009
Annual Meeting Notable Poster Award for Suter LG, Braithwaite RS, Fraenkel L. “Evaluating the role of MRI in early rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis.”American College of Rheumatology2008
Etta S. Chidsey Cancer Research AwardYale University School of Medicine1995

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
Department of MedicineSearch Committee for Chief, Section of Endocrinology2019 - Present
American College of RheumatologyACR Presentation to CMS on RISE Registry Qualified Clinical Data Registry Measures for Use in CMS' Quality Payment Program2019
Section of RheumatologyRheumatology Quality Committee2019 - Present
American College of Rheumatology Annual MeetingMeasures and Measurement of Healthcare Quality I: Quality Improvement in Rheumatoid Arthritis2018
Section of RheumatologySearch Committee for Section Chief of Rheumatology, Veterans Administration Medical Center, West Haven, CT2018 - 2019
Section of RheumatologySearch Committee for Yale Clinical Chief of Rheumaology2018 - 2019
National Quality ForumPatient Experience and Function Portfolio Standing Committee2018 - Present
American College of RheumatologyACR National Quality Forum Incubator Rheumatoid Arthritis Outcome Measure Development Project2018 - Present
American College of RheumatologyACR Meeting with CMS on RISE Registry Qualified Clinical Data Registry Measures for Use in CMS' Quality Payment Program2018 - Present
American Academy of Hip and Knee SurgeonsAAHKS Orthopedic-Specific Patient Experience Measure Work Group2017
National Quality ForumPerson and Family Centered Care Project 2016-2017 Standing Committee2016 - 2017
American Academy of Orthopedic SurgeonsOsteoarthritis Function & Pain Work Group2015 - 2017
American College of Rheumatology Annual MeetingFibromyalgia, Soft Tissue Disorders and Pain Session2014
National Quality ForumMeasure Developer Panel2014 - 2016
Journal of the American Medical AssociationReviewer2014 - Present
American College of Rheumatology Annual MeetingFibromyalgia, Soft Tissue Disorders and Pain Session2013
Arthritis Foundation's Innovative Research Grants and Investigator AwardsReviewer, Arthritis Foundation's Innovative Research Grants and Investigator Awards2013
American College of RheumatologyQuality of Care Committee2013 - 2019
American College of RheumatologyACR White Paper on Outcome Measurement in Rheumatology2013 - 2015
American College of RheumatologyRheumatoid Arthritis Expert Work Group, convened by Mathematica Policy Research Inc. under contract to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services2013
American College of RheumatologyQuality Measures Subcommittee2013 - Present
Journal of RheumatologyReviewer2013 - Present
Section of RheumatologyFellowship Committee2012 - Present
American Journal of MedicineReviewer2012 - Present
Journal of Clinical RheumatologyReviewer2012 - Present
American College of RheumatologyGout Quality Measures Working Group2012 - 2014
American College of RheumatologyQuality Measurement Subcommittee2012 - Present
Society of Thoracic SurgeonsWork Group for the Development of a Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Readmission Quality Measure for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services2011 - 2012
Journal of General Internal MedicineReviewer2011 - Present
Annals of Internal Medicine/JAMA Internal MedicineReviewer2011 - Present
Arthritis & RheumatismReviewer2011 - Present
Arthritis Care & ResearchReviewer2011 - Present
American College of Rheumatology Annual MeetingHealth Services Session on Gout2010
Arthritis Foundation's Innovative Research Grants in OsteoarthitisReviewer2010
Society of Medical Decision Making Annual MeetingReviewer2009 - 2010
Chemotherapy Consent SubcommitteeRepresentative2009
American College of Rheumatology Annual MeetingReviewer2009 - Present
Arthritis FoundationRA Today Quarterly Newsletter2008 - 2009
Section of RheumatologyEducational Committee2007 - Present
Phyllis Bodel Childcare Center at Yale School of MedicineBoard of Directors2006 - 2010
Phyllis Bodel Childcare Center at Yale School of MedicineLong Range Planning Committee2006 - 2010
Society of Medical Decision MakingMember2006 - 2008
Phyllis Bodel Childcare Center at Yale School of MedicineBoard of Directors2005 - 2006
Phyllis Bodel Childcare Center at Yale School of MedicinePersonnel Committee2005 - 2006
American Board of Internal MedicinePeer Assessment Committee2005
Arthritis FoundationMember2002 - Present
American College of RheumatologyMember2001 - Present

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