The director of the CMS Office of Minority Health (OMH) discusses the difference between achieving equity and equality, and how CMS OMH is working to close the care quality gap among underserved populations. 
Nearly eight percent of Medicare beneficiaries have limited English proficiency. A new guide from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Office of Minority Health aims to address the potential gaps in care that can result when a patient and provider don’t speak the same language. 
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.
An expert with CMS’s Office of Minority Health shares new resources to help Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations, physicians, family members and other stakeholders improve the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries with disabilities. ­