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A Second Opinion with Senator Bill Frist, M.D.

Aug 1, 2022

Dr. Lee Fleisher is the Chief Medical Officer & Director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He is responsible for executing all national clinical, quality, and safety standards for healthcare facilities and providers, as well as establishing Medicare coverage determinations for services that improve health outcomes. An anesthesiologist by training, he is Professor Emeritus and Former Chair of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.


Dr. Fleisher and I discuss how the pandemic impacted hospital and patient safety and what it says about our health care system’s safety culture & infrastructure, and we dive into the details of CMS’s ambitious new National Quality Strategy.  


Learn more about CMS’s National Quality Strategy here: