CMS Outlines Future Vision for Medicaid Program

On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma announced new CMS policies around the Medicaid program. The new policies are intended to provide states with more freedom to design innovative programs that drive better outcomes for beneficiaries and break down barriers that prevent the development and deployment of innovative programs. New policies and initiatives announced include the following:


In her remarks regarding these new policies, Administrator Verma stated that, “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. We need to ensure that we are building a Medicaid program that is sound and solvent to help all beneficiaries reach their highest potential.”