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  • CMS releases its Measures Under Consideration List for 2018 pre-rulemaking
    By: Kate Goodrich, M.D., M.H.S., Director, Center for Clinical Standards & Quality, CMS Chief Medical Officer Medicare and other payers are rapidly moving toward a healthcare system that rewards high quality care while spending more wisely. Foundational to the success of these efforts is having quality measures that are meaningful to patients, consumers, and providers […]
  • CMS announces a new user-centered resource to help improve alignment: the CMS Measures Inventory Tool (CMIT)
    By Kate Goodrich, MD Director, CMS Center for Clinical Standards and Quality & CMS Chief Medical Officer CMS is actively working to move the needle on improving quality in healthcare without additional burden to those providers on the frontlines. CMS recently launched a new initiative, ‘Meaningful Measures,’ which will streamline current measure sets – so […]
  • Administrator’s Blog: National Rural Health Day (November 16, 2017)
    November 16, 2017 By: Seema Verma, CMS Administrator @SeemaCMS  Today, CMS is celebrating National Rural Health Day by commemorating our partners who provide quality care to the nearly one in five Americans who reside in rural communities. CMS recognizes the unique challenges facing rural America, and we are taking action to improve access and quality […]