Tag: Seema Verma

CMS to exclusively focus surveys on infection control, other serious safety threats

CMS announced this week that, effective immediately, state survey agencies and accrediting organizations will suspend all non-emergency inspections across the country to allow inspectors to turn their focus toward infection control and other serious threats to safety, such as abuse. This change is in direct response to the threat COVID-19 spread. CMS is also issuing three […]

CMS releases additional infection control guidance in light of COVID-19

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services sent out a notice today regarding extra infection control guidance in light of COVID-19. An outbreak of the virus at Life Care in Kirkland, Wash. that resulted in seven deaths with eight sick has prompted SNFs to take notice and CMS to issue new guidance that includes specific […]

Trump administration releases final ACA rule titled Market Stabilization

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the final Market Stabilization rule on Thursday, April 13, to help lower premiums and stabilize individual and small group markets and increase choices for Americans.  Individuals obtaining coverage in the Marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act have faced double-digit premium increases, fewer plans to choose […]

Medicaid block grants: Yay, or nay? House vote scheduled for Thursday, March 23

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the first joint action taken between Seema Verma, who was sworn in as the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last week, and HHS Secretary Tom Price. After Verma’s swearing-in ceremony, CMS Administrator and HHS Secretary cosigned a letter to the […]

Trump administration grows: Verma confirmed to head CMS

Seema Verma has been confirmed by the Senate to head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), with a 55-43 vote. Verma is known for her work as former owner of a healthcare consulting firm in Indiana, SVC, Inc., specializing in Medicaid reform at the state level. She worked with Vice President Mike Pence […]

Price confirmed, what about Verma?

Tom Price has been officially confirmed as head of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Now, the Trump administration’s pick for head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Seema Verma, draws closer to completing the vetting process required to serve in a top federal role, with an agreement on the […]

President-elect announces pick for CMS Administrator

President-elect Donald Trump announced his decision on Tuesday, November 29, to nominate Seema Verma as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Verma is president, CEO, and founder of SVC, a national health policy consulting company located in Indiana. According to her company bio the Indiana resident has developed Medicaid reform programs […]