HIMSS Statement on the Confirmation of Seema Verma as CMS Administrator

HIMSS congratulates Seema Verma on her confirmation as the nextAdministrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. HIMSS looks forward to working with Ms. Verma on recognizing the full value of health IT in ensuring interoperability, improving care, increasing access, and driving better health outcomes to patients. We believe she is well prepared to lead the agency.

As we prepare for next steps in healthcare transformation, we anticipate having discussions with Administrator Verma on  a number of topics of mutual interest, including  continuing the shift to value-based care delivery,  sustaining the Quality Payment Program,  reinforcing the importance of electronic clinical quality reporting, and expanding CMS recognition of telehealth capabilities across the agency.

We look forward to collaborating with Ms. Verma and her team to ensure health IT remains a key tool in supporting healthcare transformation. 

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