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CMS Administrator Discusses Initiatives to Strengthen Health Insurance Markets

Today, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma—in an address to the States and Nation Policy Summit of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in Washington, D.C.—shared her vision for innovations and reforms that will empower states and provide the flexibility states need to create alternatives to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that improve health insurance options.
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Remarks by Administrator Seema Verma at the ALEC Policy Summit

Remarks by Administrator Seema Verma at the ALEC Policy Summit (As prepared for delivery – November 29, 2018)
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ACOs taking risk in innovative payment model generate savings for patients and taxpayers

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an evaluation report for the first performance year of the Innovation Center’s Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model showing promising early results.
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CMS announces new model to address impact of the opioid crisis for children

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new Innovation Center payment and service delivery model as part of a multi-pronged strategy to combat the nation’s opioid crisis. The Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model aims to reduce expenditures and improve the quality of care for children under 21 years of age covered by Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through prevention, early identification, and treatment of behavioral and physical health needs.
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CMS Empowers Patients and Ensures Site-Neutral Payment in Proposed Rule

Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) & Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) proposed rule advances CMS commitment to increasing transparency and lowering drug prices.
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