Initiatives

In 2015, Congress passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act – or MACRA. In an attempt to streamline multiple quality programs for physicians, the law created the Merit Based Incentive Payments System (MIPS).
As we enter into the final week of Medicare Open Enrollment, CMS is pleased to report that enrollment is brisk and we’re already seeing the positive impact of the new Medicare Plan Finder.
The American free market is the world’s cradle for medical innovation, giving rise to the latest advances in medicine such as novel platforms for gene editing, cancer immunotherapy, and percutaneous cardiac valve intervention.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) represents an urgent clinical and economic crisis for the American health care system. Each year, more than 2 million Americans are infected by bacteria that are resistant to existing antibiotic drugs, resulting in thousands of deaths annually.
One of our priorities at CMS is to identify innovative approaches to improving care for our beneficiaries. Too often we’ve heard about the challenges beneficiaries, families, and caregivers face navigating health care, especially when it comes to transitioning between care settings.