Definitions for "Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services"
Keywords:  hcfa, medicaid, schip, medicare, cms
This agency, formerly known as HCFA, is the DHHS agency responsible for Medicare and parts of Medicaid. CMS has historically maintained the UB-92 Institutional EMC format specifications, the professional EMC NSF specifications, and specifications for various certifications and authorizations used by the Medicare and Medicaid programs. CMS also maintains the HCPCS medical code set and the Medicare Remittance Advice Remark Codes administrative code set.
Formerly Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA). The federal agency responsible for administering Medicare and overseeing states' management of Medicaid. Back to the top of the page
The federal agency that runs the Medicare program.