John Bott


  • Master of Business Administration for Health Care Executives – Cardinal Stritch University, Madison, Wisconsin Campus
  • Master of Science Social Work – Concentration: Public Policy – University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology – University of Wisconsin, La Crosse

Recent Speaking Engagements:

  • “Consumer preferences for hospital infection public reporting” – Patient Safety Network. Yonkers, NY. December 2017
  • “HEDIS and CAHPS: Overview of current results and preview of upcoming changes” – State of Wisconsin, Group Insurance Board. Madison, WI. February 2014
  • “Public reporting health care provider performance: What do we know? Where do we go from here?” – State of Wisconsin, Group Insurance Board.  March 2013
  • “AHRQ QIs, Version 4.3 and current quality measurement projects” – HCUP Partners Annual Meeting. Bethesda, MD. April 2011
  • “Overview of the AHRQ QIs” – Georgetown University. Washington, DC. December 2010
  • “AHRQ QIs with an emphasis on public reporting” – Florida Hospital Association. Webinar. October 2010
  • “The AHRQ QIs: Future plans” – Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare delegation. Washington, DC. May 2010
  • “AHRQ QIs as it relates to quality improvement” – Hospital Research and Education Trust. Washington, DC. May 2010
  • “Integration of clinical data to improve quality measures” – World Congress – Data Management and Analysis. Orlando, FL. February 2010
  • “Overview of the AHRQ QIs and future plans” – Quality measures conference. Potsdam, Germany. November 2009
  • “The state of the art of readmissions measurement” – Chartered Value Exchanges. Webinar. October 2009
  • “Review of lessons from the Quality Indicators Learning Institute” – Quality Indicators Learning Institute. Webinar. August 2009
  • “Use of quality measurement in quality improvement” – Quality Indicators Learning Institute. Webinar. July 2009
  • “The measurement of resource use” – Chartered Value Exchanges. Washington, DC. July 2009
  • “Preventable hospitalization measurement with the AHRQ PQIs” – Chartered Value Exchanges. Washington, DC. July 2009
  • AHRQ QIs: A review and future initiatives” – American Hospital Association member hospitals. Webinar. June 2009


  • CMS Hospital Compare Star Ratings Technical Expert Panel (present)
  • NQF Scientific Methods Panel (present)
  • AHRQ Quality Indicators Standing Workgroup (present)
  • Cal Hospital Compare Technical Advisory Committee (present)
  • AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators Composite Workgroup (past)
  • AHRQ Quality Measures Comparative Reporting Workgroup (past)
  • CMS Measure Application Partnership Coordinating Committee (past)
  • CMS Measure Application Partnership Patient Safety Workgroup (past)
  • CMS Impact Assessment of Quality and Efficiency Measures Technical Expert Panel (past)
  • CMS Hospital-Wide (All-Cause) Mortality Outcome Measures Technical Expert Panel (past)
  • CMS Qualified Health Plan (QHP) Technical Expert Panel (past)
  • CMS Hospital Harm Performance Measure Technical Advisory Group (past)
  • NAHDO Public Reporting Workgroup (past)
  • NCQA Efficiency Measurement Advisory Panel (past)
  • NCQA Consumer Advisory Panel (past)
  • NQF Purchaser Council (past)
  • NQF Quality Measurement, Research and Improvement Council (past)
  • NQF eMeasures Committee (past)
  • Quality Alliance Steering Committee: Cost Measurement Committee (past)
  • Wisconsin Health Information Organization Quality and Value Committee (past)
  • Wisconsin Health Information Organization Public Report Advisory Committee (past)

Recent Publications/Reviews:

  • Bott, John (2018). Data quality checks:  A Framework for APCDs. APCD Journal on Freedman Healthcare website.
  • Friedman, Bernard H., Jiang, Joanna, Steiner Claudia A., and Bott, John (2012). Likelihood of Hospital Readmission After First Discharge: Medicare Advantage vs. Fee-for-Service Patients. Inquiry: Fall 2012, Vol. 49, No. 3, pp. 202-213.
  • Xu, Wu, Sullivan, Emily, Rudolph, Barbara A., Bott, John, Lundberg, Michael T., McBride, Susan, and Love, Denise (2009). Consensus Building for Public Reporting on Hospital Readmission.  Paper appeared on the National Association for Healthcare Data Organizations (NAHDO) website for a period of time after the paper was finalized.
  • Bott, John (2009). Perspectives on Current Uses of the AHRQ Quality Indicators and Future Development.  German Medical Week Writing, Supplement no. 8: Quality Measurement and Management with Routine Data.

Past Work:

  • Manager, Health Ratings Center, Consumer Reports, Yonkers, NY
  • Director, Healthcare Transparency, IPRO, Lake Success, NY
  • Manager of Performance Measurement, State of Wisconsin, Department of Employee Trust Funds, Madison, WI
  • AHRQ Quality Indicators Senior Analyst, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD
  • Value Based Purchasing Manager, Employer Health Care Alliance Cooperative, Madison, WI
  • Consultant, The Leapfrog Group, Washington, DC
  • Consultant, Press Ganey, South Bend, IN
  • Consultant, Yale New Haven Health System’s Center for Outcome Research and Evaluation, New Haven, CT