The 2018 CMS Quality Conference opened with a call to action from Quality Improvement and Innovation Group leadership, and a keynote address from CMS Administrator Seema Verma on the need to put patients first. 
The second day of the 2018 CMS Quality Conference focused on the need for a more patient-focused health care system that gives clinicians and patient and family advocates the tools, time and resources they need to improve care outcomes.
The last day of the 2018 CMS Quality Conference featured a motivational message from the award-winning former associate chief information officer of the Internal Revenue Service, the presentation of two Health Equity Awards, and some closing inspirational words from CMS leadership.
Fresh off her plenary keynote at the 2018 CMS Quality Conference, CMS Administrator Seema Verma shares her main takeaways, including why putting patients over paperwork is so critical for quality improvement. 
The leaders of CMS’ Quality Improvement and Innovation Group discuss the QIO Program’s achievements in 2017 and what health care stakeholders can expect to see from the Program in 2018.
The 2018 CMS Quality Conference will bring together 2,500 health quality stakeholders in Baltimore, Maryland to discuss strategies for advancing patient-centered care. Here’s a sneak peek.
Clinicians are often unaware of their ability to participate in multiple quality improvement initiatives at the national and local levels. Learn how Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network analyzed crossover in federal and state quality improvement programs to help clinicians in Minnesota maximize their improvement efforts. 
CMS' Subject Matter Expert for Quality Reporting provides an update on the Quality Payment Program, how clinicians are being helped to succeed under the program, and related resources.
Clinicians are often unaware of their ability to participate in multiple quality improvement initiatives at the national and local levels. Learn how Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network analyzed crossover in federal and state quality improvement programs to help clinicians in Minnesota maximize their improvement efforts. 
HealthInsight—the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) serving Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Utah—is collaborating with pharmacy chains in its four-state region to boost vaccination rates among older adults.