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PAC Quality Initiatives

Welcome to the Post-Acute Quality Initiatives Home Page

General Information:

This webpage is intended to provide information pertaining to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)-related quality improvement initiatives. This site will serve as a general information platform for information for all stakeholders, including the public.

About CMS' Quality Initiatives:

Quality health care for people with Medicare is a high priority for the President, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). HHS and CMS began launching quality initiatives in 2001 to assure quality health care for all Americans through accountability and public reporting. Various quality initiatives touch every aspect of the healthcare system. Some initiatives focus on publicly reporting quality measures for settings such as nursing homes, home health agencies and dialysis facilities. Consumers can use the quality measures information that is available on www.medicare.gov for these healthcare settings to assist them in making healthcare choices or decisions.

As CMS moves forward with its strategies to facilitate quality measurement and quality improvement across multiple settings, this site will serve as a guide for post-acute care measurement development-related information.

About Reports and Links:

We intend to provide reports on this site that we hope will serve as an opportunity to educate and inform the public about work related to various quality initiatives. The bottom section of the page will provide these reports as downloads. In addition, we will provide links to other websites for additional information related to quality initiatives. Please know that although this site may not be able to serve as an exhaustive resource, we are looking forward to providing information related to quality initiatives that may span several settings so that you are able to find materials in one location. As materials are added related to our various, quality initiatives, CMS expects that sub-pages will be added to this webpage.

We encourage readers to browse the page, including downloads and links, frequently for materials and information, as well as web page enhancements and updates. 

Updates:

November 18, 2015

New Page! We have added a new page to this website titled IMPACT Act of 2014 Spotlight Announcements & Opportunities for Stakeholder Engagement to provide information pertaining to activities associated with data standardization as required under the IMPACT Act of 2014. We intend to provide information on upcoming stakeholder engagement opportunities and general announcements.

Please submit questions to: PACQualityInitiative@cms.hhs.gov

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