Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Physician Professional Advisory Committee

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Purpose: CMS, a major component of HHS, was created in 1977 to bring together the two largest Federal health care programs—Medicare and Medicaid. CMS also administers other major programs such as the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP); the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act (MMA); and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The mission of CMS is to ensure health care security for its beneficiaries.

Liaison: Annette Osman
Phone: (410) 786-5597


CAPT Thel Moore
Phone: (410) 786-0267



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