CMS Chief Seema Verma gave a candid interview to AARP in March of this year, discussing her administration’s future plans for Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans. Verma directs the planning, coordination and implementation of Medicare and Medicaid and overall healthcare for 130 million Americans. Verma states she is focused on the sustainability of Medicare “over the long term”, with a plan to “modernize it and make sure patients have access to the latest technology and innovation.” The entire article can be found at this link: https://www.aarp.org/health/medicare-insurance/info-2019/cms-seema-verma-interview. Vivage Senior Living serves Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid patients daily in their 30 skilled nursing facilities. Vivage remains very active in local and national organizations and policy discussions that support strong Medicare programs for seniors who require short-term rehab care or long-term residence in skilled nursing communities.