CMS: Beyond the policy


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This podcast demonstrates CMS commitment to transparency and outreach by presenting CMS-related policies, updates, and innovations on as many platforms as possible. It is also a direct response to stakeholder suggestions that a podcast would be a modern, user-friendly way to stay informed about the Agency.

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Key Actions for Nursing Homes to Implement Now
Based on feedback received from frontline clinicians, this episode will focus on pressing questions requiring immediate action such as: infection control practices and donning and doffing personal protective equipment (PPE) and reinforce available trainings and resources.
Nov 19, 2020
Episode 8: Health Care Price Transparency
: Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is releasing the latest episode of our podcast, CMS: Beyond the Policy. Today's edition is titled "Health Care Price Transparency." Administrator Seema Verma is joined by Dr. Larry Van Horn of Vanderbilt University to discuss transparent pricing in health care and how CMS is delivering on the President's executive order on price and quality transparency to empower patients and increase competition among providers.
Dec 02, 2019
Episode 7: Medicare Open Enrollment / What you Need to Know
Today's edition is titled "Medicare Open Enrollment: What You Need to Know." Kim Brandt, Principal Deputy Administrator for Operations, outlines what Medicare beneficiaries should know for this year's open enrollment season, share what's new and different, and provide some important fraud prevention tips.
Oct 28, 2019
Episode 6: Dispatches from the Blue Button Developers Conference
Today's edition is titled "Dispatches from the Blue Button Developers Conference." This annual event brings together some of the nation's top private-sector developers who are helping CMS to better serve Medicare beneficiaries by leveraging Medicare claims data. This podcast features key remarks from CMS Administrator Seema Verma, the application developers and Medicare beneficiaries, regarding the launch of the pilot project, Data at the Point of Care, and the value of these applications.
Aug 29, 2019
Episode 5: Nursing Home Strategy Part 1 - Strengthening Oversight
Today's 5th edition of the Beyond the Policy podcast focuses on the first of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' 5-pronged strategy on strengthening oversight in nursing homes. This podcast features CMS Administrator Seema Verma, Dr. Kate Goodrich, CMS Chief Medical Officer and Director of our Center for Clinical Standards and Quality and Matt Hittle, Senior Advisor to the Administrator discussing agency efforts regarding nursing home oversight.
Jul 31, 2019
Episode 4: A Throwback to the 2019 HIMSS Conference
This edition of the podcast highlights some of the key perspectives from attendees at the 2019 Healthcare Information Management Systems Society, or HIMSS, Annual Conference. At this year's conference, Administrator Seema Verma gave two keynote presentations on the agency's vision for the future and its focus on interoperability.
Jun 26, 2019
Episode 3: CMS Innovation Center: Where we are, How Models are Developed and the Next Steps in Value
Today's edition of the CMS: Beyond the Policy Podcast will focus on the CMS Innovation Center. The CMS Innovation Center acts as a developer and testing ground for innovative payment and service delivery models to improve quality of care for Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP beneficiaries, and to save taxpayer money. The episode features a discussion on the direction of the CMS Innovation Center with the CMS Administrator, Seema Verma and the CMS Innovation Center Director, Adam Boehler moderated by Tom Corry, the CMS Director of the Office of Communications.
May 30, 2019
Episode 2: 2019 CMS Quality Conference
This episode highlights some of the key perspectives from participants at the 2019 CMS Quality Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. The 2019 CMS Quality Conference convened 3,000 thought-leaders from across the healthcare spectrum to share insights and ideas on how we can all continue putting patients first, promote healthcare choice, drive value, and unleash innovation - all of which was underscored by the 2019 conference theme of "Innovating for Value and Results."
Apr 03, 2019
Episode 1: Evaluation and Management Coding
An overview of recent changes to Evaluation and Management Coding as finalized in the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule.
Feb 19, 2019