Quality Leaders at CMS Recognized for Federal Health IT Work

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FedHealthIT, a news outlet focused on the federal health market, recently recognized two women leaders from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) for their contributions to federal health IT. 

Jean Moody-Williams, deputy director of CCSQ, and Jeneen Iwugo, deputy director of CCSQ’s Quality Improvement & Innovation Group (QIIG), were both honored at FedHealthIT’s Women in Leadership conference on Oct. 25. The inaugural event celebrated women creating an impact by leading organizations and programs across the federal technology and consulting community.

I was honored to be recognized among a group of such accomplished, innovative and successful women at one of our nation’s most inspiring locations, the Women’s Memorial in Arlington, Virginia,” said Iwugo. I left feeling affirmation and appreciation for who I am — a woman leading impact — through government service.”

In her current role, Iwugo is responsible for the management and operations of five divisions related to quality improvement, including groups that focus on Medicare beneficiaries, clinical practices, end-stage renal disease and innovation model testing. Prior to that, she helped lead Beneficiary and Family-Centered Care (BFCC) activities for six years with CMS’ Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program. Among other accomplishments, Iwugo co-led CMS’ reorganization of the QIO Program in 2014, including the separation of its beneficiary case review work from its quality improvement work.

As deputy director of CCSQ, Moody-Williams is a member of the leadership team responsible for one of CMS’ Centers that has more than 400 employees and a $3 billion annual budget. She is responsible for leading policy activities for quality improvement programs and many of the agency’s value-based purchasing and public reporting programs for hospitals, physicians and ambulatory settings. She is also the author of the book, Transitions, Trust and Triumph: A Daily Devotion for Caregivers.”

Visit the FedHealthIT website for a full list of honorees.