Dr. Hellman Elected as Vice Chair of PCPI

Richard Hellman

The American Medical Association’s Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI), which is the premier physician-led quality measurement organization in the United States, elected Richard Hellman, MD as its Vice-Chair this past fall. 

PCPI develops and maintains most of the performance measure sets used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for measuring physician performance. The National Quality Forum and insurance companies also use these performance measure sets for quality improvement and accountability.

Dr. Hellman is on the medical staff at North Kansas City Hospital. A leading expert on patient safety and quality, he works closely with many professional societies and published numerous articles in leading peer-reviewed journals in the areas of diabetes, quality and patient safety.

As part of the PCPI, Dr. Hellman hopes to facilitate the development of the best measurement methods in order to improve the care of patients so we all can be sure the care we give is timely, effective, efficient, equitable, patient-centered and safe.

Dr. Hellman practices with Hellman & Rosen Endocrine Associates, PC directing a multi-disciplinary team with a focus on diabetes mellitus and endocrinology (and is on the medical staff at North Kansas City Hospital) in the Greater Kansas City area. He helped establish the Westport Free Health Clinic in Kansas City (and is), which was the forerunner of today’s Kansas City Free Health Clinic. He is currently also a Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of Missouri-Kansas City.