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SPEECH: Remarks by Administrator Seema Verma at the ONC Interoperability Forum in Washington, DC

(As prepared for delivery – August 6, 2018)
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Speech: Medicare Remarks by CMS Administrator Seema Verma at the Commonwealth Club of California

I’d like to talk to you about things on which we all agree, like the future of our healthcare system, and Medicare. And if we have time we can touch quickly on world peace before we all leave.
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United States District Court Ruling Puts Risk Adjustment On Hold

On February 28, 2018, the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico issued a decision invalidating use of the statewide average premium by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the risk adjustment transfer formula established under section 1343 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for the 2014 – 2018 benefit years, pending further explanation of CMS’s reasons for operating the program in a budget neutral manner in those years.
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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Releases Reports on the Performance of the Exchanges and Individual Health Insurance Market

Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released three reports that provide important information on the current condition of the Federal and State-based Exchanges and state individual health insurance markets.
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CMS announces initiatives to strengthen Medicaid program integrity

Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced new and enhanced initiatives designed to improve Medicaid program integrity through greater transparency and accountability, strengthened data, and innovative and robust analytic tools.
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CMS Launches Data Element Library Supporting Interoperability

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the agency’s first Data Element Library (DEL). The DEL is a new CMS database that supports the exchange of electronic health information. Using this free, centralized resource, the public for the first time can view the specific types of data that CMS requires post-acute care facilities (such as nursing homes and rehabilitation hospitals) to collect as part of the health assessment of their patients.
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CMS Announces Agency’s First Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it is hosting the first-ever Blue Button® 2.0 Developer Conference. This event is being held in Washington, D.C. at the General Services Administration national headquarters on Monday, August 13, 2018.
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CMS Unveils Enhanced “Drug Dashboards” to Increase Transparency on Drug Prices

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a redesigned version of the Drug Spending Dashboards. For the first time, the dashboards include year-over-year information on drug pricing and highlight which manufactures have been increasing their prices.
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Speech: Remarks by CMS Administrator Seema Verma at the Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan Spring Conference

Welcome to CMS and thanks for joining us today, as we look ahead to 2019 for the Medicare Advantage and Part D programs. It’s a pleasure to be here with you and to provide an update on all that we have been doing to strengthen and improve these important programs for our nation’s seniors and the disabled.
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