Data and more frequent dialogue is needed to improve the Medicare program, according to Dr. Meena Seshamani, Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicare, speaking during the 2024 NIC Spring Conference in Dallas.

"We all have to partner together to provide better care, improve population health and spend the healthcare dollar in a more effective way," he said. "I want to drive everyone to a call to action."

As has been part of industry conversations the past few years, a shift to value-based care arrangements is Seshamani's top priority, she said.

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