Center for Medicare
Within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Center for Medicare serves as the focal point for the formulation, coordination, integration, implementation, and evaluation of national Medicare program polices and operations. The Center for Medicare develops and implements a comprehensive strategic plan, objectives and measures to carry out the CMS Medicare program mission and goals and position the organization to meet future challenges with the Medicare program and its beneficiaries. The Center for Medicare coordinates with the Center for Program Integrity on the identification of program vulnerabilities and implementation of strategies to eliminate fraud, waste, and abuse.
The Center for Medicare also serves as the CMS lead for management, oversight, budget and performance issues relating to Part C (Medicare Advantage) and Part D (prescription drug plans), Medicare fee-for-service providers and contractors.
Demetrios Kouzoukas serves as the Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicare. For a complete listing of the Center for Medicare leadership, please follow the link below. Also available via this link is a listing of all other leadership for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, including Part A and Part B.