This blog highlights Part 2 of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) five-part strategy to help ensure safety and quality in America’s nursing homes. The strategy is multi-faceted, focusing on Strengthening Oversight, Enhancing Enforcement, Increasing Transparency, Improving Quality, and Putting Patients Over Paperwork. These five topics being more closely examined to provide transparency and detailed information about how CMS is keeping nursing home patients and residents safe.

Making it Easier to Compare Providers and Care Settings on Medicare.gov
CMS plans to improve online comparison tools to inform health care decisions

For the third time in my tenure at CMS, I am excited to recognize National Rural Health Day and the work CMS is doing to advance the health of nearly 60 million rural Americans.

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.