Stop the flu before it stops you
Flu season is back, which means it’s time to protect yourself and loved ones by getting a free fl......
Wear your red ribbon – Support World AIDS Day
Did you know that 40,000 people are diagnosed with HIV in the U.S. each year? Of the 1.1 million peo......
CMS releases its Measures Under Consideration List for 2018 pre-rulemaking
By: Kate Goodrich, M.D., M.H.S., Director, Center for Clinical Standards & Quality, CMS Chief Me......
Medicare Open Enrollment: time’s running out
Medicare Open Enrollment ends next week on December 7. If you’ve been thinking about changing your......
Make life easier: set up automatic premium payments
Most Medicare Prescription Drug Plans charge a monthly fee that varies by plan. This fee is called a......
CMS announces a new user-centered resource to help improve alignment: the CMS Measures Inventory Tool (CMIT)
By Kate Goodrich, MD Director, CMS Center for Clinical Standards and Quality & CMS Chief Medical......
It’s always time to quit tobacco
Smoking tobacco can cause many health problems, including heart disease, respiratory diseases, and l......
Administrator’s Blog: National Rural Health Day (November 16, 2017)
November 16, 2017 By: Seema Verma, CMS Administrator @SeemaCMS  Today, CMS is celebrating National ......
CMS’s 2017 Medicare Fee-For-Service improper payment rate is below 10 percent for the first time since 2013  
 CMS Blog https://blog.cms.gov/2017/11/15/cmss-2017-medicare-fee-for-service-improper-payment-rate-......
COPD – Learn more, breathe better
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a group of diseases that cause breathing problems, l......
Saving money on health care costs: Extra Help
If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for Medicare’s Extra Help program. You m......
Know when to use antibiotics
It’s that time again—flu season! If you get sick, antibiotics won’t always help you. If you g......
Thank You For Your Service
CMS BLOG https://blog.cms.gov/2017/11/11/thank-you-for-your-service November 9, 2017 By:  Seema Ver......
Caregivers need help, too
Are you caring for an aged, ill, or disabled family member? If so, you’re one of about 43.5 millio......
Medicare Open Enrollment: The Value of Convenience
When choosing a health plan, sometimes convenience matters. In addition to cost, coverage, and benef......
Hospice care: Supporting you and your family
There are many difficult decisions that come with a terminal illness, like considering whether hospi......
Fight lung cancer with Medicare
More men and women in the United States die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. More tha......
Diabetes—Are you at risk?
Millions of Americans have or are at risk for diabetes, one of the leading causes of death in the Un......
Medicare Open Enrollment: Peace of Mind with Medicare Coverage
Having health insurance with covered benefits that you can count on can bring peace of mind. If you ......
Medicare Open Enrollment: Be a smart shopper
It’s always a good idea to shop around. Cost is an important factor in any purchase, especially wh......
Love your bones
About 25% of women and 6% of men 65 and over will get osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a condition wher......
Medicare Open Enrollment – New Features make Shopping for 2018 Coverage Easier!
By Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Each October, as t......
Medicare Open Enrollment: ready to choose a plan?
Medicare Open Enrollment starts today! Choosing a plan is an important and personal decision. Now’......
Take care of your mental health
Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world. In the US, it affects 5% of people 12 an......
Stop the flu before it starts
Fall is here, which means pumpkins, falling leaves, and the flu! Getting your free flu shot is the b......
Medicare Open Enrollment is coming soon—add it to your fall checklist
Just like the changing leaves, did you know that the fall also brings your chance to make changes to......
Have you gotten your yearly mammogram?
Over 220,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, making it one of the most common canc......
Go paperless—get your “Medicare & You” electronically!
Did you know that instead of getting a paper copy of your “Medicare & You” handbook every fa......
Las Nuevas Tarjetas de Medicare Ya Llegarán Pronto
Por: Seema Verma, Administradora de los CMS Como podría haber escuchado ya, o quizás ya vio un com......
New Medicare Cards are Coming Soon
By:  Seema Verma, CMS Administrator As you may have heard, or perhaps you’ve seen a recent TV com......
Spot the signs of ovarian cancer
Each year, about 22,000 women in the U.S. get ovarian cancer. It’s also the fifth leading cause of......
The true strength of our healthcare system is its people
By Seema Verma, Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services As a wife and mot......
Protect your Medicare by protecting your Medicare number
Are you a bargain hunter? Always looking for the best deal or ready for the next best thing? If some......
Finding a hospice provider just got easier
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is working diligently to make healthcare qual......
Protecting yourself from pneumonia is easy
Did you know that 674,000 Americans go to the emergency room with pneumonia every year? Pneumonia is......
Medicare helps protect you from hepatitis
Did you know viral hepatitis is one of the leading causes of death globally, accounting for 1.34 mil......
Manage your chronic conditions with connected care
Wayne is in his early 70s, and has diabetes and a history of high blood pressure. He was overwhelmed......
Take charge, take the test for HIV
Did you know that 1 in 7 of the more than 1.1 million Americans living with Human Immunodeficiency V......