Federal Agencies Take Action on Health Equity: Preparing for New Provider Requirements and Metrics (On-Demand Webinar)

Date: 04/17/24

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Overview: "Health equity" generally refers to individuals achieving their highest level of health through the elimination of disparities in health and health care. President Biden issued a series of executive orders focusing on advancing health equity and federal agencies, including CMS, have been directed to create Equity Action Plans. This panel discusses and analyzes various provider requirements and metrics that have been developed and are in the process of being developed to address health care disparities, including in the field of clinical research, as well as with respect to ACOs, Medicare Advantage programs, hospitals and rural providers.

Learning Objectives: 

  • What does "health equity " mean in the health care context and how can it affect providers' delivery of health care.
  • What has CMS and other federal regulators done to advance health equity?
  • What role does health equity play in clinical research and why is this important?

Speaker Information:

Sidney S. Welch, Esq.Partner, Bradley

Myla R. ReizenPartnerJones Walker LLP

Shelagh Mulvaney, PhDAssociate Professor and psychologist, Vanderbilt University in Nursing and Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Biomedical Informatics


Moderator Information:

Lynn M. Barrett, Esq., CHC, CCPPartner, Wachler & Associates


Continuing Education:

The maximum number of credits available is 1.80.