Definitions for "Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services"
The federal agency that runs the Medicare program. In addition, CMS works with the States to run the Medicaid program. CMS works to make sure that the beneficiaries in these programs are able to get high quality health care. Back to the Top
Formerly known as the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), this federal agency is responsible for administering the Medicare and several other health-related programs. Often identified by the acronym CMS.
Formerly the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), CMS is a Federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that runs the Medicare and Medicaid programs