In a speech to the Commonwealth Club of California, CMS Administrator Seema Verma reinforced the importance of ensuring Medicare beneficiaries have access to transportation. In her speech, Verma said, “Transportation can be a barrier to care for our elderly and disabled populations, and paying for these types of services is an example of how CMS is leveraging new technology to increase access to care for Medicare beneficiaries and how CMS is delivering on President Trump’s promise to strengthen the Medicare program.”