Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), formerly known as the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), is the federal agency responsible for administering the Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program), HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments), and several other health-related programs.

 

State Medicaid Director and Health Official Letters

CMS issues State Medicaid Director and Health Official Letters to provide States with guidance and clarification on current information pertaining to Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Programs.

State Medicaid Director Letters

Health Official Letters

 

State Medicaid Manual (SMM)

The State Medicaid Manual (SMM) is developed by CMS. Its purpose is to provide policy guidance for the Medicaid requirements contained in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

State Medicaid Manual