CMS Leadership

Center for Clinical Standards & Quality

Kate Goodrich, M.D.

Director & CMS Chief Medical Officer

Kate is the director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) and the CMS Chief Medical Officer.

Kate has been in the role of Director, Quality Measurement & Value-Based Incentives Group (QMVIG) (previously called the Quality Measurement and Health Assessment Group) since August 2012. In this role she has been responsible for the quality measurement and public reporting work, the Marketplace quality work portfolio, the value based incentives programs, implementation of MACRA and developing collaborations with other CMS components, HHS agencies and external stakeholders. Kate has also been a champion of LEAN and helping to infuse the culture of LEAN throughout the group and the component.

Prior to her role in QMVIG, Kate served as the Senior Advisor to the Director of CCSQ and the CMS Chief Medical Officer. Prior to this she served as a Senior Medical Officer in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, where she managed a portfolio of work on comparative effectiveness research and quality measurement and improvement.