Articles from The CMS Blog: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Supporting Comprehensive and Innovative Care for Children: Request for Information on a Potential Pediatric Alternative Payment Model

February 27, 2017
By Patrick Conway, M.D., M.Sc., Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Deidre Gifford, M.D., M.P.H., Deputy Director, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services; Ellen-Marie Whelan, N.P., Ph.D., Chief Population Health Officer, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services; and Alex Billioux, M.D., D.Phil., Director, Division of Population Health Incentives and Infrastructure, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation

Mark Your Calendars: January 31st is quickly approaching

If you still need health coverage for 2017, you have until January 31st to sign up for coverage through Through the website you can review your choices and see if you qualify for financial help. Issuers have confirmed that consumers who select a plan and pay their first premium will have coverage for 2017. And, insurers have signed contracts to provide coverage through 2017.

Remarks by Andy Slavitt to the CMS staff: A simple thank you

Below are prepared remarks by Andy Slavitt, CMS Acting Administrator before a CMS All-Staff Meeting on January 17, 2017
Good afternoon and welcome.
I remember about 2 years ago coming here for the first time, sitting down with Aaron Albright at our first all-staff chat. My thoughts today come full circle to my goals and aspirations for CMS and for you — from where we started to where we are now. But, I want to start by talking about how CMS has affected me.

Slavitt Farewell: Meeting the Moral Test of Government by Building on Progress Made

Below are the remarks of Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt at the 35th annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, Calif. on January 9, 2016.
It’s great to be with you here this afternoon for what will be my last public speech in my current role. Although I will tell you in a minute about an excellent panel at 6 o’clock that I’m really excited for.  Whatever finale speech I had planned in my head in early November will have to wait for another day. I started a new one late in the evening on November 8th.