Kate Goodrich, MD, MHS, director of the Quality Measurement and Health Assessment Group in the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ), joined the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in September 2011. She oversees the implementation of 13 quality measurement and public reporting programs across ambulatory, hospital, and post-acute care settings, as well as implementation of the Electronic Health Record Incentive Program (“Meaningful Use” program). She also leads the CMS effort to develop and implement the CMS quality strategy, and co-leads a department-wide group to align quality measures and quality measurement policies across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Previously, Dr. Goodrich served as a senior advisor to the director of CCSQ and the CMS chief medical officer. From 2010 to 2011 she served as a medical officer in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), where she managed a portfolio of work on comparative effectiveness research and quality measurement and improvement.
Dr. Goodrich is a graduate of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale University, where she received training in health services research and health policy from 2008 to 2010. From 1998 to 2008, Dr. Goodrich was on the faculty at the George Washington University Medical Center (GWUMC) and served as division director for Hospital Medicine from 2005 to 2008 and chair of the Institutional Review Board from 2004 to 2008. She went to medical school at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Louisiana, and completed her internal medicine residency and chief medical resident year at GWUMC. She continues to practice clinical medicine as a hospitalist and associate professor of medicine at GWUMC.