Basic Goals for Improving Our Health and Healthcare System

Posted on 19. Jul, 2012 by in core values, Health, Health Information, innovation, overview

The U.S. Department of Human Service’s Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (the CMS Innovation Center) fosters health care transformation by finding new ways to pay for and deliver care that improve care and health while lowering costs. The Center identifies, develops, supports, and evaluates innovative models of payment and care service delivery for Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries using an open, transparent, and competitive process.

Established by the Affordable Care Act, the CMS Innovation Center is a new engine for revitalizing and sustaining Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and ultimately for improving the health care system for all Americans sic. not matter how they pay.

The Mission is to have all of us to have:

  • Better health care by improving all aspects of patient care, including Safety, Effectiveness, Patient-Centeredness, Timeliness, Efficiency, and Equity (the domains of quality in patient care as defined by the Institute of Medicine).
  • Better health by encouraging healthier lifestyles in the entire population, including increased physical activity, better nutrition, avoidance of behavioral risks, and wider use of preventative care.
  • Lower costs through improvement by promoting preventative medicine, improved coordination of health care services, and by reducing waste and inefficiencies. These efforts will reduce the national cost of health care and lower out-of-pocket expenses for all Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP beneficiaries.

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