FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Charlie Patterson, Charlie@sqcomms.com
Erin Grandstaff, Erin@sqcomms.com
Alliance of Community Health Plans Welcome New CMS Administrator
Washington, D.C. (March 14, 2017) – The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) released a statement today welcoming Seema Verma as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). ACHP President and CEO Ceci Connolly issued the below statement on the confirmation:
“ACHP congratulates Seema Verma for taking on the challenging role of CMS administrator. The position requires a true balancing act, overseeing coverage issues, making difficult financial considerations and ensuring that over 100 million Americans who get their health care through Medicaid, Medicare, CHIP or the markets continue to receive the care that they need. Our member health plans provide coverage and care for nearly 19 million Americans across 27 states and the District of Columbia, all of which have a significant stake in the decisions made and implemented by CMS.
We look forward to working with Ms. Verma towards our shared priorities of quality, access and affordability of care during what is a particularly uncertain time in health care.”
The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) is a national leadership organization bringing together innovative health plans and provider groups that are among America’s best at delivering affordable, high-quality coverage and care. ACHP’s member health plans provide coverage and care for nearly 19 million Americans across 27 states and the District of Columbia. These organizations focus on improving the health of the communities they serve and are on the leading edge of innovations in affordability and quality of care, including primary care redesign, payment reform, accountable health care delivery and use of information technology. To learn more, go to www.achp.org and follow ACHP on Twitter @_ACHP.