CMS: Beyond the Policy

CMS now produces a new podcast, “CMS: Beyond the Policy,”. It will highlight updates and changes to policies and programs in an easily accessible and conversational format. The podcast was created as a new method to explain the agency’s policies and programs. The podcast demonstrates CMS commitment to transparency and outreach by presenting CMS-related policies, updates, and innovations on as many platforms as possible. It is also a direct response to stakeholder suggestions that a podcast would be a modern, user-friendly way to stay informed about the Agency.


Episode 6: Dispatches from the Blue Button Developers Conference

Host: Bill Polglase
Guest(s): Administrator Seema Verma, Matt Hittle, Senior Advisor to the Administrator, and Allison Oelschlaeger Chief Data Officer and Director of the Office of Enterprise Data & Analytics (OEDA)

This edition is titled “Dispatches from the Blue Button Developers Conference.” This annual event brings together some of the nation’s top private-sector developers who are helping CMS to better serve Medicare beneficiaries by leveraging Medicare claims data. This podcast features key remarks from CMS Administrator Seema Verma, the application developers and Medicare beneficiaries, regarding the launch of the pilot project, Data at the Point of Care, and the value of these applications.