Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Data Center Description
The Mission of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

We assure health care security for beneficiaries.

CMS's Vision:

-In serving beneficiaries, we will open our programs to full
partnership with the entire health community to improve quality
and efficiency in an evolving health care system.

CMS's Goals:

-Protect and improve beneficiary health and satisfaction.
-Foster appropriate and predictable payments and high quality care.
-Promote understanding of CMS programs among beneficiaries, the health
care community, and the public.
-Promote the fiscal integrity of CMS programs and be an
accountable steward of public funds.
-Foster excellence in the design and administration of CMS programs.
-Provide leadership in the broader health care marketplace to improve


[Summary provided by CMS]