Health Care Financing Administration
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Health Care Fi·nanc·ing Ad·min·is·tra·tion (HCFA),(helth kār fī'nans-ing ad-min'is-trā'shŭn),
The federal agency that determines reimbursement for federal programs.
Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA)
the branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services responsible for administering the Medicare and Medicaid programs. HCFA sets the coverage policy, payment, and other guidelines and directs the activities of government contractors (e.g., carriers and fiscal intermediaries).
Health Care Financing AdministrationSee CMS/HCFA.
Cen·ters for Med·i·care and Med·i·caid Ser·vices(CMS) (sen'tĕrz med'i-kār med'i-kād sĕr'vi-sĕz)
An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that manages the federal health care programs of Medicare and Medicaid; before July 2001, known as the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA).
Health Care Financing Administration,
n.pr department in the U.S. agency of Health and Human Services responsible for the oversight of the Medicaid and Medicare benefit programs, including guidelines, payment, and coverage policies.