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Guide to U.S. Health and Health Care Policy provides the analytical connections showing students how issues and actions are translated into public policies and institutions for resolving or managing healthcare issues and crises, such as the recent attempt to reform the national healthcare system. The Guide highlights the decision-making cycle that requires the cooperation of government, business, and an informed citizenry in order to achieve a comprehensive approach to advancing the nation's healthcare policies. Through 30 topical, operational, and relational essays, the book addresses the development of the U.S. healthcare system and policies, the federal agencies and public and private organizations that frame and administer those policies, and the challenges of balancing the nation's healthcare needs with the rising costs of medical research, cost-effective treatment, ...

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (1965–Present)
The centers for medicare and medicaid services (1965–present)
Thomas R.Oliver

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is one of several important agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It helps pay for health services provided to more than 110 million Americans each year and is increasingly involved in shaping the organization, delivery, quality, and costs of health services for all Americans.

This chapter traces the agency's evolution since the mid-1960s, when the Medicare and Medicaid programs were established as part of the Great Society initiatives under President Lyndon B. Johnson (1963–1969). It begins by describing key administrative changes in the agency's history and its diverse contemporary portfolio of policies and programs and then outlines ...

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