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CMS Person and Family Engagement Network

 “Advancing health equity is the core work of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. We can’t achieve our health system goals until everyone can attain the highest level of health. That’s why I am inviting the health care industry to work alongside CMS as we transform the way patients are cared for in our country”

Chiquita Brooks-LaSure

Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Who We Are:

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Person and Family Engagement Network (PFEN) is a diverse community of persons and families who are interested in sharing their healthcare experiences in CMS quality measure activities. This network includes patients, families, caregivers, and advocates.

What We do:

PFEN Recruitment and Engagement

The Person and Family Engagement Network (PFEN) connects patients, families, caregivers, and advocates to measure development activities which are relevant to their unique healthcare experiences. The PFEN team provides opportunities for persons and families to learn about measure development and how they can be involved.

Measure Developer Tool Kit

The PFEN team designs a tool kit for measure developers to understand how to integrate person and family engagement. See more under Measure Developers tab.

Who is CMS?

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is the federal agency that provides health coverage to more than 160 million people through:

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Children’s Health Insurance Program
  • Health Insurance Marketplace

Why does CMS prioritize PFE in measure development?

By sharing their healthcare experiences, patients, families, caregivers, and advocates help measure developers and CMS create measures that are easily understood, relevant, and useful to all patients in the healthcare system.

 

Rainmakers Strategic Solutions LLC is the government contractor who manages the PFEN.