The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), previously known as the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), is a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with state governments to administer Medicaid, the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and health insurance portability standards.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The CMS Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics has developed CMS Program Statistics, which includes detailed summary statistics on national health care, Medicare populations, utilization, and expenditures, as well as counts for Medicare-certified
These reports evaluate the quality of care provided by SNPs. This strategy relies on a phased approach, beginning with defining and assessing desirable structural characteristics and followed by assessing processes and, eventually, outcomes.
The Affordable Care Act created the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) to make health insurance available to people who have been denied coverage by private insurance companies because of a pre-existing condition.