We made more progress filling our key positions in behavioral health this week. We’re delighted that Ashraf Lasee, MPH, Dr.PH, M.B.B.S has agreed to serve as our new Division Chief for Quality Management.  Ashraf has a keen respect for data and understands the importance of solid data collection and analysis in driving quality improvement.  She recognizes the importantance of data integrity, understands its importance in program performance assessment- and knows how to execute.  She served as the Division Chief of the Medical and Utilization Management in the Children Rehabilitative Services program a few years back, and during her tenure her team greatly improved our CRS compliance performance across the board.  We’re putting her skills to work right away in our initiative to improve the Quality & Utilization Management assessment elements in behavioral health.  Khush amdeed!