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  • CMS Doubling Down on Health IT; Patients July 19, 2018
    By Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Americans enjoy the benefits of the best healthcare providers and innovators in the world. Yet while the volume of care consumed by American patients has not increased dramatically comparative to similar economies, the cost of care in the United States has accelerated at an alarming […]
  • Working Together for Value June 20, 2018
    June 20, 2018  By Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Working Together for Value Over the past year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has engaged with the provider community in a discussion about regulatory burden issues. This included publishing a Request for Information (RFI) soliciting comments about areas of high […]
  • CMS Opioids Roadmap June 11, 2018
    June 11, 2018 CMS Opioids Roadmap Although some progress has been made in efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate the crisis is not slowing down. However, it is important for our beneficiaries across the country to know that the Centers for Medicare & […]
  • A New Era of Accountability and Transparency in Medicaid June 5, 2018
    By: Administrator, Seema Verma, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services In his first 500 days in office, President Donald J. Trump has achieved results both at home and abroad for the American people, working to ensure government is more accountable to the American people. One of the many promises the Trump Administration has made and […]
  • Quality Payment Program Exceeds Year 1 Participation Goal May 31, 2018
    By: Administrator, Seema Verma, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Quality Payment Program Exceeds Year 1 Participation Goal  I’m pleased to announce that 91 percent of all clinicians eligible for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) participated in the first year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) – exceeding our goal of 90 percent participation. […]