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  • CMS Updates Consumer Resources for Comparing Hospital Quality

    CMS Updates Consumer Resources for Comparing Hospital Quality

      CMS Updates Consumer Resources for Comparing Hospital Quality The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated hospital performance data on the Hospital Compare website and on data.medicare.gov to empower patients, families, and stakeholders with important information they need to compare hospitals and make informed healthcare decisions. This data includes specific measures of hospitals’…
  • CMS Launches Podcast to Reach Stakeholders via Modern Platform

    CMS Launches Podcast to Reach Stakeholders via Modern Platform

    CMS Launches Podcast to Reach Stakeholders via Modern Platform New podcast “CMS: Beyond the Policy” offers regular episodes that discuss agency updates and policies in a user-friendly medium Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched “CMS: Beyond the Policy,” a new podcast highlighting updates and changes to policies and programs in an…
  • AHRQ Analysis Finds Hospital-Acquired Conditions Declined By Nearly 1 Million from 2014-2017

    AHRQ Analysis Finds Hospital-Acquired Conditions Declined By Nearly 1 Million from 2014-2017

    AHRQ Analysis Finds Hospital-Acquired Conditions Declined By Nearly 1 Million from 2014-2017 New data released today by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) show reductions in hospital-acquired conditions such as adverse drug events and healthcare-associated infections helped prevent 20,500 hospital deaths and save $7.7 billion…
  • CMS Leverages Medicaid Program to Combat the Opioid Crisis

    CMS Leverages Medicaid Program to Combat the Opioid Crisis

      CMS Leverages Medicaid Program to Combat the Opioid Crisis States provided guidance in designing treatment options for Opioid Epidemic   The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services CMS released guidanceaimed at building on our commitment to partner with states to ensure that they have flexibilities and the tools necessary to combat the opioid crisis. …
  • Quality Payment Program Website Now Offers 2018 MIPS Clinician Eligibility at the Group Level

    Quality Payment Program Website Now Offers 2018 MIPS Clinician Eligibility at the Group Level

    Quality Payment Program Website Now Offers 2018 MIPS Clinician Eligibility at the Group Level You can now log in to the CMS Quality Payment Program website to check your group’s 2018 eligibility for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). After logging into the feature using your EIDM credentials, browse to the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)…
  • CMS Announces Agency’s First Rural Health Strategy

    CMS Announces Agency’s First Rural Health Strategy

    CMS Announces Agency’s First Rural Health Strategy Interagency effort seeks to improve access and quality of care for rural Americans Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the agency’s first Rural Health Strategy intended to provide a proactive approach on healthcare issues to ensure that the nearly one in five individuals who…

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  • Celebrating Five Years of QIO Program Success July 15, 2019
    As the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program 11th Scope of Work (SoW) comes to an end, leaders at the Quality Improvement and Innovation Group (QIIG) within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) are celebrating the last five years of health care quality improvement. In this special issue […]
  • Quality of Life Q&A with Meagan Khau, CMS Office of Minority Health July 9, 2019
    As director of the Data and Policy Analytics Group (DPAG) at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Minority Health (OMH), Meagan Khau helps lead research that informs policies to reduce health disparities and improve quality of care in older adults and people with disabilities. At DPAG, Khau also assists in developing and implementing support for […]
  • How Home Health Aides Can Improve Senior Independence July 9, 2019
    Maintaining personal independence is a key goal for anyone’s journey in aging, and it can’t be done without also considering health concerns. For many, that means finding the right home health aides, Julie Hershberg, a professor of clinical physical therapy at the University of Southern California, said during a June 11 Parkinson’s Foundation webinar.  A Pew Research Center survey on […]
  • QIOs in Action: Focusing on Populations with the Greatest Need July 9, 2019
    Health care quality improvement is not just about improving health; it is about improving health in a way that fosters equitable opportunities for and access to care for all members of the population regardless of geography, race, ethnicity, income or other socioeconomic differences. Aggregated health indicator data often masks health disparities impacting particular communities. These […]
  • These QIN-QIOs Tackled Malnutrition to Improve Beneficiary Wellness July 9, 2019
    Health disparities are the differences in health outcomes that are closely linked to social, economic and environmental disadvantages. Race and ethnicity, disability status, rural residency, socioeconomic status and other characteristics can create disparities, including malnutrition that have far-reaching consequences. Over the past five years, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Innovation Network-Quality […]
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