The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services – cms.gov is a U.S. federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services which administers the Medicare program.
It also collaborates with all states to administer Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).
CMS has about 4,200 employees; most are working at the headquarter in Woodlawn, MD. The rest of the workers work in the Hubert H. Humphrey Building in Washington, D.C., regional offices and field offices located throughout the U.S.
The chief of CMS is the Administrator of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This position is appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. CMS also oversees the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).
WWW.CMS.GOV is the official website for Medicaid and Medicare.
Medicare Supplemental Plans
CMS GOV – Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
The Medicare Service Center will try to answer your questions about Medicare. It can help you order Medicare publications, and it can provide information about Medicare-managed care plans in your area.
Address: 7500 Security Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21244
Toll-free: (800) 633-4227
(800) 447-8477 (Medicare Fraud Hotline)
The mission of CMS
CMS Innovation Center – fosters healthcare transformation by finding new methods to pay for and deliver health care that can lower expenses and improve your health care. It wants to do that through improvement for all Americans.
The Center has resources and flexibility to identify, develop, quickly test and encourage widespread adoption of innovative care and payment models. As a result, we are laying the groundwork for a broader transformation of our healthcare system to deliver better health care at lower costs.