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. 
In February, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a $20 million award to 11 community health organizations to provide technical support and education about the Quality Payment Program to small physician practices. 
Target: BP,” an initiative launched by the American Medical Association in partnership with the American Heart Association, is working with QIN-QIOs to raise awareness about the importance of controlling and accurately measuring high blood pressure among primary care practices. 
Last month, health care industry researchers and thought leaders gathered in Washington, D.C. to discuss the industry implications of person-centered care. 
Last month, health care industry thought leaders came together in Washington, D.C. to discuss the changing landscape of physician practice.