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

Improved quality of Medicare health and drug plans means great news for Medicare beneficiaries

by Sean Cavanaugh, Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicare
As we get further into the fall season, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is preparing for the annual Medicare Open Enrollment, which begins on October 15 and ends on December 7. For the 2017 plan year, Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Plans continue to provide high-quality options for people with Medicare.


Commitment to Person-Centered Care for Long-Term Care Facility Residents

By: Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator and Kate Goodrich, M.D., M.H.S., Director, Center for Clinical Standards & Quality, CMS
Commitment to Person-Centered Care for Long-Term Care Facility Residents
It’s an experience millions of Americans go through each year, the difficult decisions we face when considering a long-term care facility for a loved one. We want to know that our family member will be safe, properly cared for, and receive the highest quality of care.


Plans for the Quality Payment Program in 2017: Pick Your Pace

By Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator of CMS
As the baby boom generation ages, 10,000 people enter the Medicare program each day. Facing that demand, it is essential that Medicare continues to support physicians in delivering high-quality patient care. This includes increasing its focus on patient outcomes and reducing the obstacles that make it harder for physicians to practice good care.


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