Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Also known as “CMS”.

The Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office within CMS is dedicated to ensuring that all persons who are eligible for both Medicare and Medi-Cal have access to seamless, high-quality long term services and supports.  It is the federal office overseeing California’s implementation of the Coordinated Care Act and Cal Medi-Connect.  This link provides basic information about the office as well as links to reports, fact sheets, and other general information.
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CMS provides basic information about Medicare and Medicaid services. (Note: in California, Medicaid is referred as Medi-Cal.)  To find out what Medicare and Medicaid cover, to compare health plan options and to compare nursing homes, and to report fraud and abuse, visit:

CMS conducts research on Medicare and Medicaid.  Links to published materials can be found at: