The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with state governments to administer Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and health insurance portability standards. In addition to these programs, CMS has other responsibilities, including the administrative simplification standards from the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), quality standards in long-term care facilities through its survey and certification process, clinical laboratory quality standards under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments, and oversight of HealthCare.gov.
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When gripped by anxiety, people feel a strong urge to return home. This is human instinct, sources quoted the PM as saying at the video interaction with CMs, some of whom raised the issue of the return.. IndiaTimes - Published
PM Modi hinted that a more graded relaxation of the lockdown could be on its way during a lengthy interaction with the CMs. “We have a twofold challenge — to reduce the transmission rate of the.. IndiaTimes - Published
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with chief ministers of various states via video conference on Monday afternoon, the Prime Minister's Office said. This will be the fifth meeting of the Prime.. IndiaTimes - Published
"Though the extended lockdown period ends on May 3, every state will have to decide its policy of introducing relaxation in the existing stringent guidelines. This would include how to permit road.. IndiaTimes - Published
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a video conference with chief ministers to discuss the situation arising due to the coronavirus pandemic in the country, which has been under a lockdown.. IndiaTimes - Published
Congress working committee will meet on Thursday through video conferencing to discuss the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown situation. Congress General Secretary K.C. Venugopal said the meeting will be.. IndiaTimes - Published
As India battles the COVID-19 crisis, the prime minister held a video conference with chief ministers primarily to take their feedback on whether the 21-day nationwide lockdown should be extended.. IndiaTimes - Published
PM Modi on Thursday asked chief ministers to consider a common exit strategy once the lockdown ends, indicating that there is need for a coordinated approach to lifting of restrictions on April 14 to.. IndiaTimes - Published
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with chief ministers of various states via video conferencing on Friday to discuss measures to combat Covid-19 and said the threat of the pandemic was common for.. IndiaTimes - Published
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said the government should have taken chief ministers' views before changing the terms of reference of the 15th Finance Commission, adding that.. IndiaTimes - Published
A government official said concerns were expressed by several CMs as this was likely to be the sixth year of below normal monsoon rains which could trigger drought in some areas. State governments said.. IndiaTimes - Published