HHS Forms Summit to Gather Quality Services Stakeholder Input

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The Department of Health and Human Services has established a summit to foster discussions on further streamlining HHS-led quality programs. Eric Hargan, HHS deputy secretary, will chair the Quality Summit that would gather industry stakeholders and government officials to identify ways to further evaluate, adapt and streamline quality services for the country's patients, the department said Tuesday.

QS is part of HHS' efforts to review the quality and value transparency delivered to served patients. The summit also supports President Trump's executive order for a federal health quality roadmap to guide the quality in federal health programs.

“A long-stated goal of the Trump Administration has been to shift our current government healthcare programs from paying for services and procedures to paying for better patient outcomes," Hargan said. The department opened nominations for summit members through July 31.

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