The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) are federal agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that play important roles in protecting the health and safety of Americans as they engage with the U.S. healthcare system. The agencies share responsibility for overseeing the organ donation, procurement, and transplantation system.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) administers health care coverage for more than 150 million individuals through Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Marketplace – HealthCare.gov. The vision of the agency is straightforward: To serve the public as a trusted partner and steward, dedicated to advancing health equity, expanding access to affordable coverage and care, and improving health outcomes – the latter being key to this discussion.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is committed to ensuring people on Medicare have quicker access to innovative medical technologies for life-threatening or irreversibly debilitating diseases – like cancer and heart disease.