Healthcare Innovation April 12, 2022
David Raths

LaShawn McIver, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Office of Minority Health, says CMS is working to stratify and analyze data by demographic and social risk factors to identify where there are gaps in access, quality and outcomes

LaShawn McIver, M.D., M.P.H., is director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Office of Minority Health. On April 12, at CMS’ annual conference focused on healthcare quality, she spoke about the deeply rooted connection between equity and quality and how CMS is approaching quality improvement with an equity lens.

McIver joined CMS in August 2020. She previously led government affairs and advocacy efforts at the American Diabetes Association. She began her talk by defining what health equity means to CMS: the...

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