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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Resources
scoring guide icon Discussion and Participation Scoring Guide.
Website icon Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
For this discussion, you will investigate the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in more detail to see how the information from this site is used and can be used in health care information management.

On the CMS Web site, you will investigate information on database administration, HIPAA, information security, and enterprise architecture. To get there, go to the home page, then to CMS Programs & Information located in the middle of the page and click Research, Statistics, Data, & Systems.

On that page, select one of the following to research. They are located under the CMS Information Technology SECTION of the page:

Database administration.
Enterprise architecture.
HIPAA.
Information security.
Once you have selected a topic, provide a general overview of how the CMS utilizes this information in relation to Medicare and Medicaid.

Once you are done, refer to the Discussion Participation Scoring Guide to make sure you have met the requirements of this discussion.

Response Guidelines
Read the posts of your peers and respond to two posts. Try to select a peer that researched a different topic than you. Also, select a peer that researched the same topic.

For the peer who researched a different topic, consider responding to the following:
Based on what your peer reported, do you feel you have a good handle on what the topic is? Explain.
What questions do you have for your peer relating to the topic?
For the peer who researched the same topic, consider responding to the following:
Compare your response with your peers response, what did your peer identify that you did not?
What did you identify that your peer did not?
Based on your peer’s research, do you feel you have a good handle on the topic? Explain.
What additional comments and questions do you have for your peer?