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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Acting Administrator: Charlene Frizzera
Public Information Contact: Peter Ashkenaz, Acting Director
Address: 7500 Security BoulevardBaltimoreMD21244-1850
Voice: (410) 786-3000
Voice: (202) 690-6145
Toll-free Voice: (877) 267-2323
Last updated: 2011 Jun 30

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is a federal agency with responsibilities that include the Medicare and Medicaid programs, two national health care programs benefiting about 75 million Americans; the State Children’s Health Insurance Program; regulation of all non-research laboratory testing performed on humans in the United States; and programs assisting millions of Americans and small companies in obtaining health insurance coverage. The website targets health care providers and the public, while offers information about services to beneficiaries. Publications are available.