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  • National Minority Health Month: Bridging Observance and Action to Achieve Health Equity April 27, 2017
    By Cara V. James, PhD, Director, CMS Office of Minority Health  Each April we observe National Minority Health Month. This year’s theme is, Bridging Health Equity Across Communities. This theme acknowledges the important role that social determinants of health play in individual and community well-being. It also evokes action and activity  around health equity. For it […]
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  • CMS’ Ongoing Commitment to Minority Health April 26, 2017
    April 26, 2017 By: Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) As many of you know, April is National Minority Health Month, and it’s a privilege to be Administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and take part in the observance. This year’s theme is “Bridging Health Equity Across […]
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  • Supporting Comprehensive and Innovative Care for Children: Request for Information on a Potential Pediatric Alternative Payment Model February 27, 2017
    February 27, 2017 By Patrick Conway, M.D., M.Sc., Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Deidre Gifford, M.D., M.P.H., Deputy Director, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services; Ellen-Marie Whelan, N.P., Ph.D., Chief Population Health Officer, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services; and Alex Billioux, M.D., D.Phil., Director, Division of Population Health Incentives and Infrastructure, […]
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  • Mark Your Calendars: January 31st is quickly approaching January 27, 2017
    If you still need health coverage for 2017, you have until January 31st to sign up for coverage through HealthCare.gov. Through the website you can review your choices and see if you qualify for financial help. Issuers have confirmed that consumers who select a plan and pay their first premium will have coverage for 2017. […]
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  • Data Brief: Sharp reduction in avoidable hospitalizations among long-term care facility residents January 17, 2017
    By Niall Brennan, Director of the CMS Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics, and CMS Chief Data Officer; and, Tim Engelhardt, Director of the Federal Coordinated Health Care Office at CMS   Data Brief: Sharp reduction in avoidable hospitalizations among long-term care facility residents For long-term care facility residents, avoidable hospitalizations can be dangerous, disruptive, […]
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  • CMS announces extension of 2016 reporting deadline and intends to modify 2017 requirements for reporting eCQM data under the Inpatient Quality Reporting and EHR Incentive Programs for Hospitals January 17, 2017
    By Kate Goodrich, MD Director, CMS Center for Clinical Standards and Quality & CMS Chief Medical Officer Today, I am pleased to announce that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is notifying eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals participating in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and/or the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) […]
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  • CMS partners with commercial and state insurers to support primary care practices and reduce clinician burden January 12, 2017
    By    Dr. Patrick Conway, Acting Principal Deputy Administrator and Deputy Administrator          for Innovation & Quality and Pauline Lapin, MHS, Director, Seamless Care Models Group, Center for Medicare &                  Medicaid Innovation Over the past few years, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services […]
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  • Transforming Health Care Delivery through the CMS Innovation Center: Better Care, Healthier People, and Smarter Spending January 5, 2017
      By Dr. Patrick Conway, Acting Principal Deputy Administrator and Deputy Administrator for Innovation & Quality Transforming Health Care Delivery through the CMS Innovation Center: Better Care, Healthier People, and Smarter Spending We have made great progress in recent years on reforming our system into one that delivers better quality of care for patients and […]
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  • December 2016 preview: Increased transparency and quality information via new Compare sites and data updates December 14, 2016
    By: Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, CMS Acting Principal Deputy Administrator and Chief Medical Officer and Kate Goodrich, M.D., M.H.S., Director, Center for Clinical Standards & Quality, CMS The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to work diligently to make health care quality information more transparent and understandable for consumers. At CMS, one of […]
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  • CMS releases its Person and Family Engagement Strategy December 13, 2016
    By: Kate Goodrich, MD MHS, Director, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, CMS At the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), we are working with numerous partners to transform our health care delivery system to one that delivers better health outcomes while spending dollars more wisely. In November of 2015, we updated the CMS […]
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