The CMS Blog

Helping Consumers Make Care Choices through Hospital Compare

By Kate Goodrich MD – When individuals and their families need to make important decisions about health care, they seek a reliable way to understand the best choice for themselves or their loved ones. That’s why over the past decade, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has published information about the quality of care across the five different health care settings that most families encounter.

Focusing on Primary Care for Better Health

By Andy Slavitt & Patrick Conway – We have historically invested far more in treating sickness than we do in maintaining health. The result of this imbalance is not only poorer health, but more money spent in institutions, hospitals, and nursing homes. The road to a better health care system means correcting this imbalance.