Quality Programs

Quality Programs

As the largest payer of healthcare services in the United States, CMS continuously seeks ways to improve the quality of health care. CMS manages quality programs that address many different areas of health care. These programs encourage improvement of quality through payment incentives, payment reductions, and quality improvement activities. These programs also increase transparency in health care through expanded public reporting of performance results by health care providers.

CMS’ strategic vision for its quality reporting programs are defined in five statements:

  • CMS quality reporting programs are guided by input from patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals.
  • Feedback and data drive rapid cycle quality improvement.
  • Public reporting provides meaningful, transparent, and actionable information.
  • Quality reporting programs rely on an aligned measure portfolio.
  • Quality reporting and value-based purchasing program policies are aligned.

CMS Quality Reporting Programs and Quality Initiatives

Each of the quality programs and initiatives below links to a web page containing additional information about the program/initiative operated by CMS and/or other HHS organizations.

Quality Reporting Programs

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