The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a series of Cross-Cutting Initiatives (CCIs) that will drive the Centers’ and Offices’ strategic vision to advance health equity, expand coverage, and improve health outcomes. In addition to advancing the six strategic pillars that CMS announced last year, the CCI’s aim to improve behavioral and maternal health coverage, drug price affordability, and rural health care delivery along with strengthening quality improvement strategies and ensuring coverage for eligible individuals post-pandemic. The CCIs will also identify opportunities to streamline the consumer experience of CMS’ coverage programs and expand coverage, while leveraging data to drive innovation and person-centered care. CMS is committed to track, monitor, and refine success measures for these initiatives in partnership with stakeholders and to report on progress to the public.
For more information visit the CCI webpage: https://www.cms.gov/cms-strategic-plan
Learn more about the Cross-Cutting Initiatives Fact Sheet: Overview fact sheet (PDF)
Learn more about the CMS Quality Strategy: National Quality Strategy Fact Sheet (PDF)
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