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