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

A Healthier Medicare: Focusing on Primary Care, Mental Health, and Diabetes Prevention

A Healthier Medicare: Focusing on Primary Care, Mental Health, and Diabetes Prevention
By Andy Slavitt, CMS Acting Administrator (@aslavitt) and
Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, CMS Acting Principal Deputy Administrator and Chief Medical Officer
We’ve discussed a number of times how our country’s health care system historically invested far more in treating sickness than maintaining health. This imbalance contributes to more spending on institutions, hospitals, and nursing homes, rather than keeping people healthy at home and in their communities.


CMS Awards Special Innovation Projects to Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations Aimed to Drive Better Care, Smarter Spending, and Healthier People

By: Patrick Conway, MD, MSc
Acting Principal Deputy Administrator
Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality
CMS Chief Medical Officer
Kate Goodrich, MD
Director
Center for Clinical Standards and Quality
Dennis Wagner, MPA
Director, Quality Improvement and Innovation Group
Centers for Clinical Standards and Quality


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.


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