News and Events with CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure and other CMS Leaders

News and Events with CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure and other CMS Leaders

In Case You Missed It: Recently Health Affairs published, Building on the CMS Strategic Vision: Working Together for a Stronger Medicare, a blog co-authored by Dr. Meena Seshamani, MD, Ph.D., Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicare, CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, and CMS Innovation Center Deputy Administrator and Director Liz Fowler.

Building on the CMS Strategic Vision: Working Together for a Stronger Medicare

Excerpt: Since its inception in 1965, Medicare has been leading the way in providing affordable, quality coverage and care, playing a key role in the health and financial security of more than 63 million Americans. As the largest single purchaser of health care—with one in every five health care dollars paid by the program—Medicare serves as a transformative force in the United States. It plays a central role in the Biden Administration’s vision for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): to serve the public as a trusted partner and steward, dedicated to advancing health equity, expanding access to affordable coverage and care, and improving health outcomes.

Medicare drives care transformation in the health system. It advances innovative alternative payment models, including the largest value-based care program, the Medicare Shared Savings Program, through which participating providers have served 12.1 million people with Medicare and achieved high quality scores and net savings for four consecutive years. Medicare also leverages public-private partnership through the Medicare Advantage program. Our claims processing systems have enabled Medicare to become one of the most reliable health insurance payers in the world. During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), our emergency waivers and policies enabled people to access care from their homes, helped providers to stabilize care delivery, and saved countless lives.

Read the full blog at Health Affairs.

You are Invited to a National Stakeholder Call with the CMS Administrator on January 18, 2022

You are invited to join the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, and her leadership team, as we acknowledge the extraordinary legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, provide updates on the CMS Strategic Vision and key 2021 accomplishments, and take a look ahead to our goals for 2022. The Administrator’s vision is for CMS to serve the public as a trusted partner and steward dedicated to advancing health equity, expanding coverage, and improving health outcomes as we engage the communities we serve throughout the policymaking and implementation process. We invite you to join us for this second national stakeholder call to learn more about how you can partner with us as we implement our vision.

When: January 18, 2022 from 1:00 PM (ET) – 1:45 PM (ET)

Speakers:

  • CMS Administrator, Chiquita Brooks-LaSure
  • Principal Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer, Jon Blum
  • CMS Leadership Team

Who should attend: National and local CMS stakeholders and partners

RSVP: https://cms.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_qY0SYF8WSr60HZED7LffvQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the call. Please note that when you click the link to join the call on January 18, you will see a message stating that the host will allow you to join the event momentarily. Please continue to wait at that screen until the CMS team begins the call.

These national stakeholder calls will be held quarterly.


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