Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator Seema Verma recently addressed the Medicaid Managed Care Summit, which was held in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Verma’s speech focused on four major areas:
- Empowering states to function as laboratories for innovation by giving them the flexibility to introduce changes that work best for their own citizens.
- Developing Medicaid and CHIP scorecards that present data on health outcomes, quality metrics, and CMS’s administrative performance.
- Improving Medicaid program integrity, including through “…targeted audits to ensure that provider claims for actual health care spending match what the [Medicaid managed care] health plans are reporting financially.”
- Strengthening CMS’s use of data in Medicaid oversight.
See Ms. Verma’s complete remarks here.