AHCJ releases recording of today’s CMS announcement

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Photo: Jeff Porter/AHCJSeema Verma, administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, speaks at a past briefing.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced initiatives today intended to improve oversight and the integrity of Medicaid.

CMS will implement “stronger audit functions, enhanced oversight of state contracts with private insurance companies, increased beneficiary eligibility oversight, and stricter enforcement of state compliance with federal rules,” according to a press release.

The initiatives were announced by CMS administrator Seema Verma in a “Pen & Pad” session with reporters today. Listen to Verma’s announcement here.

For more about Verma’s vision for the Medicaid program, see her November 2017 speech to the National Association of Medicaid Directors.

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