Agency and Role
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
University of Phoenix
HCS- 457Public and Community Health
April 19, 2010
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Michelle Mills-Strong, April 19, 2010
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS), formerly known as the Health care Financing Administration (HCFA), is a federal agency that was developed to oversee the administering of Medicare, Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance (CHIP), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), and other health-related programs. CMS ensures that the best of health care is distributed to Medicare and Medicaid recipients. The center is also responsible for ensuring the recipients are familiar with the programs services and what each is entitled.
Description of the Agency
Medicare and Medicaid programs were established into law on July 30, 1965 with President Lyndon B. Johnson present at the ceremony of the bill being signed in Independence, Missouri at the Truman Library. The ceremony was held at the library out of respect for President Truman’s guidance on the health insurance issues, which...