On June 20, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced a series of management changes designed to strengthen the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will have a new operations-focused Principal Deputy Administrator for agency-wide policy and operational program coordination. CMS will also have a single Marketplace Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In addition to the Marketplace CEO, CMS is announcing and actively recruiting a Marketplace Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
Andy Slavitt will join the CMS as Principal Deputy Administrator. Mr. Slavitt will be responsible for cross cutting policy and operational coordination for the agency’s Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, and Marketplace initiatives, combatting health care fraud, reforming health care delivery, and improving health outcomes.
CMS is also recruiting two leaders to fill positions for a permanent Marketplace CEO and a Marketplace CTO. These individuals, who will also work directly with Secretary Burwell and CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, will be accountable for policy development and technical operations of the federal Health Insurance Marketplace, working closely with a variety of stakeholders and states on ongoing implementation efforts.
The press release can be found at http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2014pres/06/20140620a.html