The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is deeply committed to ongoing data transparency and creating a patient-centered healthcare system, where clinicians are challenged to lower costs and increase the quality of care they provide. At the same time, we want to empower patients to make more informed healthcare decisions by providing meaningful information about their healthcare providers. The Quality Payment Program (QPP) is a key component of these efforts.
Tim Engelhardt, Director of the Federal Coordinated Health Care Office at CMS
For long-term care facility residents, avoidable hospitalizations can be dangerous, disruptive, and disorienting. Keeping our most vulnerable citizens healthy when they are residents of long-term care facilities and reducing potentially avoidable hospital stays has been a point of emphasis for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Pauline Lapin, MHS, Director, Seamless Care Models Group, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation
Over the past few years, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has committed to supporting clinicians by providing them with actionable data. This is part of the Administration-wide initiative to unlock government data to promote innovation and best practices. Today, we are highlighting one way we have reached this goal and sharing how we plan to use the lessons we’ve learned in future efforts.