Excerpt: We write to express concerns about the tone and tenor of letters that Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) sent on June 27 and July 9, 2014, to several states. We certainly believe it is appropriate to expect accountability from states as full partners in the administration of the Medicaid program.
Excerpt: The report released yesterday by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on HealthCare.gov indicates that mismanagement of the website’s development by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has created numerous security vulnerabilities.
Excerpt: Despite CMS’s failure to review the details of Arkansas’ proposal, the state’s waiver assumptions generate real extra costs for federal taxpayers.
Excerpt: While U.S. public heath officials assurances – both publicly and during briefings with committee staff – that the Ebola outbreak can be controlled, they are expressing increasingly dire warnings about its growth and the need for quick, decisive action.
Excerpt: There is no logical basis for USDA to oversee catfish, while the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates all other seafood. This leaves American seafood companies in the untenable and illogical position of accommodating two sets of federal inspectors overseeing the same facility: one set of inspectors for catfish and another for all other seafood.
Excerpt: The many serious problems encountered by state based exchanges are well documented. This Committee outlined some of the more troubling examples in a June 3, 2014 letter, which requested information about the state implementation grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This letter requested that all responsive documents be produced by June 18, 2014.