Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

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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).

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

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CMS

The U.S. government agency that administers three health-related programs: Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program. Web site: www.cms.gov
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Johnson signed into law the Social Security Act Amendments, which established Medicare and Medicaid. The original Medicare program included hospital and medical insurance for Americans over the age of 65, while Medicaid was established to help working adults pay for medical services.
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Medicare and Medicaid have changed and grown over the decades, through Republican and Democratic administrations, to meet new challenges.
When registering, EPs who are eligible for both the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs must choose which incentive program in which they prefer to participate.
Department of Health and Human Services on Friday announced that there will be a demonstration program to test two new financial models designed to help states improve quality and share in the lower costs that result from better coordinating care for individuals enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid. There will also be a demonstration program to help states improve the quality of care for people in nursing homes by providing these individuals with the treatment they need without having them go to hopsitals unnecessarily.
The amount of improper payments creates urgency for CMS to effectively implement prior GAO recommendations, provisions in recently enacted laws, and recent guidance related to five key strategies to help reduce fraud, waste, abuse, and improper payments in Medicare and Medicaid. 1.
Incentive payments totaling as much as $27 billion may be made under the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs beginning in 2011.
Because CMS has proposed to require states to implement their programs in a timely manner, CMS is providing educational programs to help states understand both the Medicare and Medicaid RAC programs.
The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs will provide incentive payments to eligible professionals and hospitals as they adopt, implement, upgrade, or demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology.
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In 1995, Minnesota sponsored a Medicare demonstration for dually eligible seniors, which facilitated integration of Medicare and Medicaid service delivery across primary, acute and long-term care.
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