Health Policy lecture
Feb. 17, 2022—Seema Verma, MPH, former administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, was recently the guest of the Department of Health Policy for its Research into Policy and Practice Lecture Series.
Discussing CMS changes
Jan. 27, 2022—Former Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator Seema Verma, MPH, was recently the guest of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Department of Health Policy’s Research into Policy and Practice Lecture Series.
Collaborative helping Midstate nursing homes control COVID-19
Aug. 18, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has received a two-year, $1.2 million award from the Tennessee Department of Health and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide tailored education and coaching to 75 Middle Tennessee nursing homes focused on infection control, quality improvement and other pandemic-related challenges.
VUMC teams working to adopt new federal EHR rules
Oct. 8, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is working toward a Nov. 1 date to comply with key parts of new federal rules issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), as part of the 21st Century Cures Act.
Wilkins named to national committee exploring return of research results
Aug. 17, 2017—Consuelo Wilkins, M.D., MSCI, executive director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, has been appointed to a national committee charged with determining how best to return to research participants the results of studies of their blood and other bio-specimens.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center selected for CMS-led initiative promoting better cancer care
Jun. 30, 2016—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced that it has selected Vanderbilt University Medical Center to participate in a care delivery model that supports and encourages higher quality, more coordinated cancer care. The Medicare arm of the Oncology Care Model includes more than 3,200 oncologists — about one-fifth of U.S. oncology specialists — and will involve approximately 155,000 Medicare beneficiaries nationwide.
Major grant to transform region’s clinical practices
Oct. 1, 2015—Vanderbilt University has received a contract from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for up to $28 million over four years to help more than 4,000 clinicians in the Southeast transform their clinical practices in ways that improve quality of patient care and hold down costs.