CMS Health Equity Measures and Joint Commission Requirements to Reduce Health Disparities

Thursday March, 2, 2023 12:00 – 12:30 PM ET

A Guide to the CMS Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Health Equity Measures

Guest Speakers:

Julia Venanzi, MPH

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Program Lead, Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program and Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program
Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group (QMVIG)
Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ)

Christina L. Cordero, PhD, MPH

The Joint Commission

Project Director, Healthcare Standards Development

Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation

This webinar will provide an overview of the CMS Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program’s health equity quality measures, and the Joint Commission’s new and revised requirements to reduce health care disparities that apply to organizations in the ambulatory health care, behavioral health care and human services, critical access hospital, and hospital accreditation programs. We will allow ample time for Q&A.


  • Gain an understanding and the purpose of the CMS Hospital IQR health equity measures and The Joint Commission requirements to reduce health disparities.
  • Learn about hospitals’ voluntary and mandatory reporting requirements for the CMS measures and accreditation requirements for The Joint Commission standards.
  • Learn where you can get more information on these new measures and requirements after the webinar.
  • Get answers to your questions directly from representatives from CMS and The Joint Commission.