2020 CMS Quality Conference Roundup

The 2020 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Conference took place in late February and convened patients, advocates, providers, researchers and health care quality improvement leaders to develop and spread solutions for some of America’s most pervasive health system challenges. Here are some story highlights and key takeaways from the annual event.

CMS Quality Conference Day 1

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Administrator Seema Verma opened Day 1 of CMS Quality Conference 2020 with first look at the new CMS Quality Strategy, while Admiral Brett P. Giroir, assistant secretary for health for the Department of Health and Human Services described why ​"In our country, your zip code is still more important than your genetic code" – and what’s being done to change that. Read more.

CMS Quality Conference Day 2

Day 2 of the CMS Quality Conference was all about the data: what health care data reveals, new and innovative ways to gather and share this data, and how to leverage data as a force for good. Plus, David Wright’s face. Read more.

CMS Quality Conference Day 3 

CMS Quality Conference Day 3 was about ​“finding the why” in health equity. From the trenches of the CMS survey process to new supports for rural health care providers, CMS leaders discussed unprecedented data freedoms for Medicare beneficiaries and emerging policies that will have a ripple effect on drug pricing in the years to come. CMS Health Equity Awards were announced. Read more.