Thought Leader, Care Redesign

Patrick H. Conway, MD, MSc

Acting Principal Deputy Administrator, Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality, Chief Medical Officer
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, is the CMS Acting Principal Deputy Administrator and Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality & CMS Chief Medical Officer. As the CMS Acting Principal Deputy Administrator and CMS Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Conway is responsible for overseeing the programs that serve the millions of Americans that access health care services through Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP and the Marketplace. He and the CMS team focus on improving health outcomes, access and affordability while improving health disparities and combatting health care fraud.

As the Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality, Dr. Conway leads the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) at CMS.  CCSQ is responsible for all quality measures for CMS, value-based purchasing programs, quality improvement programs in all 50 states, clinical standards and survey and certification of Medicare and Medicaid health care providers across the nation, and all Medicare coverage decisions for treatments and services. The center’s budget exceeds $2 billion annually and is a major force for quality and transformation across Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, and the U.S. health care system.  The CMS Innovation Center is responsible for testing numerous new payment and service delivery models across the nation.  Models include accountable care organizations, bundled payments, primary care medical homes, state innovation models, and many more.  Successful models can be scaled nationally.  The CMS Innovation Center budget is $10 billion over 10 years.

Care Redesign
Relentless Reinvention

Progress and Path Forward on Delivery System Reform

The basic goals of delivery system reform — to promote quality and value in our health care system — remain at the core of bipartisan efforts in health care, and it is therefore essential that such efforts continue.

Patient-Provider Conflict: The Perfect Environment Panel Clip Still

Care Redesign 2016

Patient-Provider Conflict: The Perfect Environment

We must improve how patients perceive the system if we want health care to improve.

Thomas Graf Panel Clip Still: You Can't Always Compete Against Your Own Baseline

Care Redesign 2016

A Cry for Encouraging Disruption in Health Care

Where we’re learning the most is disruption and innovation.

Patrick Conway and Francois de Brantes Panel Clip Still: Winners, Losers, and How to Stay in the Care Redesign Game

Care Redesign 2016

Winners, Losers, and Staying in the Game

The “laggards” aren’t any less motivated to improve care or outcomes — it’ll just take the right incentives to get them there.

Patrick H. Conway Video Still: CMS Leader on New Payment Models

Care Redesign 2016

CMS Leader on New Payment Models

Top CMS administrator discusses alternative payment model initiatives and the need to partner with providers to make them work.

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