CMS’s 2017 Medicare Fee-For-Service improper payment rate is below 10 percent for the first time since 2013

CMS is committed to reducing improper payments in all of its programs, as evidenced by improper payment reduction efforts contained in the Fiscal Year 2018 President’s Budget. CMS’ new leadership is re-examining existing corrective actions and exploring new and innovative approaches to reducing improper payments.

Supporting Comprehensive and Innovative Care for Children: Request for Information on a Potential Pediatric Alternative Payment Model

In partnership with states and providers, CMS plays a leading role in safeguarding the health of America’s future by providing coverage for more than one in three American children. Through Medicaid and the CHIP mandatory and optional benefits, children receive access to a spectrum of comprehensive and preventive health care services.

CMS partners with commercial and state insurers to support primary care practices and reduce clinician burden


Pauline Lapin, MHS, Director, Seamless Care Models Group, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation

Over the past few years, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has committed to supporting clinicians by providing them with actionable data. This is part of the Administration-wide initiative to unlock government data to promote innovation and best practices. Today, we are highlighting one way we have reached this goal and sharing how we plan to use the lessons we’ve learned in future efforts.

Transforming Health Care Delivery through the CMS Innovation Center: Better Care, Healthier People, and Smarter Spending

We have made great progress in recent years on reforming our system into one that delivers better quality of care for patients and pays for care in a smarter way, including investing more in prevention and primary care. Before 2010, there had been only modest efforts to improve care and reduce costs.