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Verma Outlines Vision for Medicaid, Announces Historic Steps Taken to Improve the Program

Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2017 7:20 PM

Seema Verna, Administrator of the CMS outlined new policies which she hopes will encourage the states to develop innovative Medicaid reforms. 

“” Our vision for the future of Medicaid is to reset the federal-state relationship and restore the partnership, while at the same time modernizing the program to deliver better outcomes for the people we serve,” said Administrator Verma. “We need to ensure that we are building a Medicaid program that is sound and solvent to help all beneficiaries reach their highest potential.””

She goes on to detail the changes that include: Streamlining and Improving 1115 Demonstration, State Plan Amendment and the 1915 Waiver process.  Also unveiled was the plan for the first ever creation of Medicaid and CHIP scorecards.

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