Officially declared a public health emergency in 2017, opioid misuse has reached nearly every community in the United States. At the 2018 CMS Quality Conference, physicians, advocates and other health care leaders discussed steps to be taken to confront this growing crisis.
As a longtime public health official with the Department of Health and Human Services, Lieutenant Commander Fred Butler, Jr. reflects on how the CMS Quality Conference has evolved over the years to include a wide group of stakeholders from throughout the health care community.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ QIO Program recently awarded 11 Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations funding for 14 Special Innovation Projects. Read about them here.
CMS’ Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program Patient Safety Lead shares how the QIO Program and stakeholders across the health care spectrum are working to address the opioid epidemic and improve the safety of opioid prescribing.