In What Year Were the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Established?

February Monthly Quiz Question: In what year were the Medicare and Medicaid Service Centers (CMS) created?

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Multiple Choice Options:

# 1: 1964

# 2: 1965

# 3: 1966

# 4: 1967

OK! # 2-1965.

This is a trick question. But the foundation of what was going to be called CMS was formed in 1965. On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Social Security Amendments that established Medicare and Medicaid, promising that they "Would improve a wide range of medical services for Americans of all ages. "

Over the years, legislative amendments have merged Medicare and Medicaid to create a new administrative structure to implement National Medicare-CMS. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are based in Baltimore and are now part of the Department of Health and Social Services. Last year, CMS celebrated its 50th year of health care coverage.

Watch President Johnson's video signing the Medicare Bill at the Truman Presidential Library in Independence, Missouri.

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Shireesha Jevaji is Senior Specialist, Public Policy and Communications at NCQA. She has been with the organization since 2012. She supports NCQA's external communications for the consumer public and public and private stakeholders. She also performs data analysis for the production of infographics and publications and measures the impact of awareness. Shireesha is currently working on her MPH in Public Health Communication and Marketing at George Washington University.


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