Kate Goodrich, M.D., M.H.S., director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) and CMS Chief Medical Officer (CMO), joined the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in September 2011. CCSQ is responsible for 18 quality measurement and value-based purchasing programs, including the Quality Payment Program; quality improvement programs in all 50 states; clinical standards and survey and certification of all providers across the nation; and coverage decisions for treatments and services for CMS. CCSQ’s budget exceeds $1.2 billion annually. Prior to becoming CCSQ’s director and CMO, Dr. Goodrich served as the director of CCSQ’s Quality Measurement and Value-based Incentives Group from 2012 through 2015.
Dr. Goodrich graduated from the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale University in 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. 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 professor of medicine at GWUMC.