Former CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden announced that the Million Hearts®
initiative has prevented more than half a million heart attacks and strokes over the last five years, and will continue its work through 2022.
CMS announced its goal to achieve 90 percent participation by eligible clinicians in the Quality Payment Program by the end of 2017.
On Dec. 12, 2016, the Department of
Health and Human Services (HHS) released a report showing a 21% decline in hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) between 2010 and 2015. As a
an estimated 125,000 fewer patients died in the hospital, and
than $28 billion in cost savings was achieved.