Term: CMS

Description: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • CMS is responsible for operation of Medicare, Medicaid, and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program

CMS' Mission
  • To ensure effective, up-to-date health care coverage and to promote quality care for beneficiaries
CMS' Vision
  • To achieve a transformed and modernized health care system.
  • CMS will accomplish our mission by continuing to transform and modernize America's health care system.
CMS' Strategic Action Plan Objectives
  • Skilled, Committed, and Highly-Motivated Workforce
  • Accurate and Predictable Payments
  • High-Value Health Care
  • Confident, Informed Consumers
  • Collaborative Partnerships

within the Information Technology section, CMS provides important information regarding the following topics:
Access to CMS Data & Applications - provides information regarding CMS' support of contractor data communications and access to specific applications such as the Medicare Remit Easy Print (MREP) and Medicare Beneficiary Eligibility Inquiries (270/271).
Data Administration - provides detailed information to support the creation, utilization, and maintenance of CMS' data resources.
Database Administration - provides detailed information regarding CMS' DBA roles and responsibilities, as well as standards and guidelines for each type of database that CMS supports.
Enterprise Architecture - provides information about CMS' Enterprise Architecture and the many ways it supports improved information technology (IT) investment management at CMS.
HIPAA Eligibility Transaction System (HETS) Help (270/271) - provides technical system support to CMS business partners for the initiation, implementation, and operation of Medicare HETS User Interface and HETS 270/271 - Extranet Transaction Submission.
Information Security - provides a comprehensive set of established policies, standards, and guidance that outline and define the Agency's Information Security Program objectives and requirements.
MMA Systems Help - provides technical system support to CMS business partners for the implementation and operation of Medicare Parts C and D.
System Lifecycle Framework - provides detailed information regarding the Agency's IT investment and system life cycle management policies, processes, procedures, artifacts, reviews, resources, and standards.

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Related Terminology:
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • US department of health and human services
  • Centere for medicare and medicaid services