Primary Care Support Reduced Admissions, ED Visits

Speaking to an audience of national quality measurement experts, CMS's chief medical officer spotlights projects that have bolstered both the pace of cost reduction and quality improvement efforts.

Speaking to an audience of national quality measurement experts, CMS's chief medical officer spotlights projects that have bolstered both the pace of cost reduction and quality improvement efforts.

Touting encouraging progress toward improving quality and lowering healthcare costs, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' chief medical officer attributed a 2% decline in admissions and emergency department visits to the agency's increased support for primary care providers in recent years.

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