Rethink Podcast #14: CMS Chief Medical Officer Kate Goodrich

The 14th episode of our podcast, Rethink, is now available!

As the Medicare program’s top clinical official, Dr. Kate Goodrich has played a major role in the wave of nursing home regulatory scrutiny coming from Washington and Baltimore over the last few years.

Goodrich and CMS administrator Seema Verma have placed skilled nursing facility compliance and oversight at the top of their to-do lists, with a litany of accomplishments already under their belts — from an overhaul of the five-star rating system to the public identification of properties under consideration for the Special Focus Facility program.

SNN sat down with Goodrich to learn more about what’s been driving this enforcement push, as well as what additional moves the federal government may have in store for the future.

Listen to this episode to learn:
-The inner workings of CMS’s enforcement strategies for nursing homes
-Why the agency is focusing on beefing up state-level survey efforts
-Goodrich’s vision for the long-term future of value-based care


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