Kate Goodrich, MD, MHS
Director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ)
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Kate Goodrich, MD, MHS, director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) and CMS Chief Medical Officer (CMO), joined the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in September 2011. This Center is responsible for over 20 quality measurement and value-based purchasing programs, implementation of the new Quality Payment Program and the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act, quality improvement programs in all 50 states, clinical standards and survey and certification of all providers across the nation, and all coverage decisions for treatments and services for CMS. The Center budget exceeds $1.5 billion annually. Prior to being CCSQ director and CMO, Dr. Goodrich served as the director of the Quality Measurement and Value-based Incentives Group in CCSQ from 2012 through 2015. Dr. Goodrich served as a senior advisor to the director of CCSQ and the CMS chief medical officer from 2011 to 2012 and from 2010 to 2011 she served as a medical officer in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) in HHS. Dr. Goodrich is a graduate of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale University. 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 professor of medicine at GWUMC.