CMS Updates Quality Strategy
On November 25, CMS shared the updated 2016 CMS Quality Strategy, which incorporates progress made in shifting Medicare payments from volume to value, including payment reform initiatives, as well as new requirements from the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 and the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 legislation. The 2016 CMS Quality Strategy helps to align all of CMS to:
- Drive improvement on specific quality strategy goals and objectives
- Strengthen our relationships within the agency
- Build advocacy across HHS agencies
See the full text of this excerpted CMS blog (issued November 25).