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

Reflecting on Our Journey towards Health Equity

By: Dr. Cara James, Director of the CMS Office of Minority Health
Each April, in recognition of National Minority Health Month, we commemorate past achievements, acknowledge current efforts, and outline our continued journey towards health equity and equality for all. Fifty years ago, our journey included stops in Independence, Missouri where Medicare and Medicaid became law; in Selma and Montgomery, Alabama; and in Washington, D.C. for the signing of the Voting Rights Act and Civil Rights Act.

CMS Invites Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations to Submit Special Innovation Projects to Expand Their Reach in Improving Care Delivery

By: Patrick Conway, MD, MSc
Acting Principal Deputy Administrator
Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality
CMS Chief Medical Officer
Kate Goodrich, MD MHS
Center for Clinical Standards and Quality
Jean Moody-Williams, RN, MPP
Deputy Director
Center for Clinical Standards and Quality
Dennis Wagner, MPA
Director, Quality Improvement and Innovation Group
Center for Clinical Standards and Quality

Taxes and Health Care Coverage: Five Tips for Tax Filers

By: Kevin Counihan, CEO of the Health Insurance Marketplaces, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Last year, millions of people purchased quality, affordable coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, and most benefitted from advance payments of the premium tax credit that lowered their monthly premiums. With the tax filing deadline a few weeks away, it’s a good time to remind everyone – both new and renewing consumers – about what they need to know when they file their taxes.