¹ EY Health Equity Outlook Report. EY Center for Health Equity, January 2023, https://www.ey.com/en_us/health/health-equity-outlook-report.
2 CMS Framework for Health Equity 2022 – 2032. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 2022, https://www.cms.gov/files/document/cms-framework-health-equity.pdf.
3 New CMS Rule Increases Payments for Acute Care Hospitals and Advances Health Equity, Maternal Health. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, August 2022, https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/new-cms-rule-increases-payments-acute-care-hospitals-and-advances-health-equity-maternal-health.
4 FY 2023 Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System (LTCH PPS) Final Rule – CMS-1771-F, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, August 2022, https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/fy-2023-hospital-inpatient-prospective-payment-system-ipps-and-long-term-care-hospital-prospective.
5 Calendar Year (CY) 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, November 2022, https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/calendar-year-cy-2023-medicare-physician-fee-schedule-final-rule.
⁶ Jacobs, Douglas B.; Schreiber, Michelle; Seshamani, Meena; Tsai, Daniel; Fowler, Elizabeth; Fleisher, Lee A, Aligning Quality Measures across CMS – The Universal Foundation, The New England Journal of Medicine, 2 March 2023, https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2215539.
⁷ NCQA Launches Health Equity Accreditation Plus. National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), June 2022, https://www.ncqa.org/news/ncqa-launches-health-equity-accreditation-plus/#:~:text=WASHINGTON%2C%20DC%E2%80%94June%2021%2C%202022%E2%80%94%20The%20National%20Committee%20for,identifying%20inequities%20in%20health%20care%20services%20and%20outcomes.
⁸ NCQA’s Health Equity Accreditation Programs. National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), https://www.ncqa.org/programs/health-equity-accreditation/.
⁹ Data, Measurement, and Equity: Stratifying HEDIS Measures by Race and Ethnicity. National Committee for Quality (NCQA), 2023, https://www.ncqa.org/health-equity/data-and-measurement/.
¹⁰ Equity and Quality Connection. The Joint Commission on Accreditation in Healthcare, 2023, https://www.jointcommission.org/our-priorities/health-care-equity/.
11 FDA Takes Important Steps to Increase Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Clinical Trials. US Food and Drug Administration, April 2022, https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-takes-important-steps-increase-racial-and-ethnic-diversity-clinical-trials.
¹² H.R.2617 – Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, 117th Congress, 29 December 2022, https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/2617.
¹³ Diversity in Clinical Trials at FDA Gets a Boost from New Law. Bloomberg Law, January 2023, https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/diversity-in-clinical-trials-at-fda-gets-a-boost-from-new-law.
¹⁴ The Biden Administration’s and HHS’s Plan to Advance Health Care Equity. The National Law Review, April 2022, https://www.natlawreview.com/article/biden-administration-s-and-hhs-s-plan-to-advance-health-care-equity.