Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, serves as a member of the LAN Guiding Committee. He is Chief Medical Officer for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Director of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation. Previously, he was Director of Hospital Medicine and an Associate Professor at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. He was also AVP Outcomes Performance, responsible for leading measurement, including the electronic health record measures, and facilitating improvement of health outcomes across the health care system, including all Divisions and Institutes. Previously, he was Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. In 2007-08, he was a White House Fellow assigned to the Office of Secretary in HHS and the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Recent Posts by Patrick H. Conway
The Toyota Production System (TPS), also known as the Lean management system (Lean), is already helping health care organizations provide high-quality, low-cost care, and it promises to do far more. However, the potential benefits of TPS/Lean are endangered by a failure of many to understand it.
The release of the Alternative Payment Model (APM) Framework White Paper is an important milestone in the progress towards driving new and innovative health care payment models that promise to improve the quality and value of health care.
CMS Initiative For Hip And Knee Replacements Supports Quality And Care Improvements For Medicare Beneficiaries
CMS today published the final rule for the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model, a mandatory bundled payment model for lower extremity joint replacement (LEJR) services in certain geographic areas.
Today, CMS released a Request for Information related to new provisions in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA): Merit-based Incentive Payment System, Alternative Payment Models, and a physician-focused payment model. Comments are due within 30 days.
System transformations will require a disciplined and structured approach that is broadly applicable and easily implemented across all components and processes. Toyota Production System or “Lean” has the capacity to hit the target on improved quality, lower costs, and increased employee and...
The Core Quality Measures Collaborative: A Rationale And Framework For Public-Private Quality Measure Alignment
Current quality measurements provide a solid foundation upon which to build the kind of quality measurement that includes manageable reporting requirements for providers, alignment by reporting entities, and a focus on health outcomes that are more meaningful to consumers, providers and payers,...
In April, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2012 Physician Quality Reporting System and Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Experience Report, showing a significant increase in participation in two programs that allow eligible professionals to earn incentive payments...