2 senators threaten to subpoena CMS' Seema Verma

Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., want to see CMS Administrator Seema Verma in court.

The two senators, who are respectively the chairman and ranking member of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, have been calling for Ms. Verma to testify on how CMS fights Medicaid fraud and overpayments since April 20, according to a letter published by Politico.

Ms. Verma has repeatedly declined to confirm her testimony and her availability, according to the senators. "We believe that you, as the Senate-confirmed leader of CMS, are the best and most-appropriate witness to testify on behalf of the agency about an issue of such importance to the integrity of the Medicaid program," they wrote.

They threatened to "seek alternative means to compel" Ms. Verma's testimony if she did not confirm by May 21.  

 

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