Kimberly Rawlings is currently the lead for the Measures Management System (MMS) within the Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). As lead, Mrs. Rawlings manages the MMS Blueprint, organizes quality measurement education and outreach efforts, and coordinates and aligns measure development activities across CMS. She is also a member of the team implementing the Meaningful Measures initiative across the agency and works to engage with external stakeholder to further the initiative.
Mrs. Rawlings joined CMS over 5 years ago after finishing her Master’s degree in Public Policy at the University of Maryland College Park. She also holds a sociology degree from Smith College in Northampton, MA.
8 – Meaningful Measures: Prioritizing Patients Over Paperwork (Clinical, Financial; Course Level-Beginning)
With multiple measures from disparate sources and the administrative burden of reporting on the rise, clinicians have competing demands for their time that take them away from their patients. In order to improve clinicians’ prioritization of patients over paperwork, CMS created a Meaningful Measures framework in 2017 with the goal to remove obstacles so that clinicians can spend more time with their patients.
Attend this breakout session to learn about this new approach to patient-centered outcomes, how CMS reduced the data reporting burden and costs on clinicians and other health care providers, and their focus on quality measurement and improvement efforts to better align with what is most meaningful to patients.
Join Kimberly Rawlings, Measures Management System Lead at CMS, as she discusses CMS’s Meaningful Measures framework in depth, including tactics that led to the elimination of duplicate reporting measures and identifying measures that matter.