Dec 02, 2019

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is releasing the latest episode of our podcast, CMS: Beyond the Policy. Today’s edition is titled “Healthcare Price Transparency.” Administrator Seema Verma is joined by Dr. Larry Van Horn of Vanderbilt University to discuss transparent pricing in health care and how CMS is delivering on the President’s executive order on price and quality transparency to empower patients and increase competition among providers.

Host:Bill Polglase
Guest(s):Adminsitrator Seema Verma, Dr. Larry Van Horn of Vanderbilt University
Oct 28, 2019

Today's edition is titled "Medicare Open Enrollment: What You Need to Know." Kim Brandt, Principal Deputy Administrator for Operations, outlines what Medicare beneficiaries should know for this year's open enrollment season, share what's new and different, and provide some important fraud prevention tips.

Host:Kim Brandt
Guest(s):Bill Polglase
Aug 29, 2019

Today’s edition is titled “Dispatches from the Blue Button Developers Conference.” This annual event brings together some of the nation’s top private-sector developers who are helping CMS to better serve Medicare beneficiaries by leveraging Medicare claims data. This podcast features key remarks from CMS Administrator Seema Verma, the application developers and Medicare beneficiaries, regarding the launch of the pilot project, Data at the Point of Care, and the value of these applications.

Host:Bill Polglase
Guest(s):Administrator Seema Verma, Matt Hittle, Senior Advisor to the Administrator, and Allison Oelschlaeger Chief Data Officer and Director of the Office of Enterprise Data & Analytics (OEDA)
Jul 31, 2019

Today's 5th edition of the Beyond the Policy podcast focuses on the first of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ 5-pronged strategy on strengthening oversight in nursing homes. This podcast features CMS Administrator Seema Verma, Dr. Kate Goodrich, CMS Chief Medical Officer and Director of our Center for Clinical Standards and Quality and Matt Hittle, Senior Advisor to the Administrator discussing agency efforts regarding nursing home oversight.

Host:Bill Polglase
Guest(s):CMS Administrator Seema Verma, Dr. Kate Goodrich, CMS Chief Medical Officer and Director of our Center for Clinical Standards and Quality and Matt Hittle, Senior Advisor to the Administrator