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Director, Division of Hospital and Medicine Measures
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Director of Global Health Policy and Senior Fellow
Center for Global Development
The US spent $937 billion on hospitals in 2013, about one-third of the $2.9 trillion spend on health care. As hospitals are a central component of the healthcare system, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is incentivizing hospitals to improve hospital care through quality measurement, public reporting, and value-based purchasing initiatives. This presentation will provide an overview of these efforts to reform the delivery system and drive quality improvement, and conclude with a discussion about applications to low- and middle-income countries.