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Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

Patrick Conway, M.D., Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality and CMS Chief Medical Officer

Rahul Rajkumar, Acting Deputy Director for Programs and Policy

Karen Jackson, Deputy Director for Operations

Patient Care Models Group

Carol Bazell, M.D., Director

Division of Technical Model Support - Carol Bazell, M.D., Acting Director

Division of Payment Models - Cdr Rebecca Bunnell, Director

Division of Health Care Models - Meena Abraham., Director

Seamless Care Models Group

Hoangmai Pham, M.D., Acting Director

Division of Advanced Primary Care - Laura Sessums M.D., Director

Division of Accountable Care Organization Populations - Michelle Warner, Acting Director

Preventive and Population Health Care Models Group

Vacant, Director

Research and Rapid Cycle Evaluation Group

Renee Mentnech, Director

Division of Research on Health Plans, Health Systems, and Drugs - Benjamin Howell, Director

Division of Research on Payment and Accountability - Timothy Cuerdon, Director

Division of Research on Vulnerable Populations and Care Transformation - William Clark, Director

Division of Statistical Methods and Programming - David Bott, Director

Stakeholder Engagement Group

Vacant, Director

Learning and Diffusion Group

Vacant, Director

Division of Learning System Design and Improvement - James Johnston, Acting Director

Division of Large Scale Spread and Improvement - Capt. Marsha Davenport, Acting Director

Division of Acute Care Improvement - Vacant, Director

Business Services Group

Douglas Nock, Acting Director

Division of Executive Operations - Barbara Harrington, Director

Division of Innovation Program Management - Rick Singer, Director

Division of Budget and Contracting - Elizabeth Truong, Director

Medicare Demonstrations Program Group

Linda Magno, Director

Division of Delivery System Demonstrations - Edward Hutton, Acting Director

Division of Payment Policy Demonstrations - Linda Lebovic, Director

Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Demonstrations - Lynn Riley, Director

Policy and Programs Group

Sheila Hanley, Director

Division of Division of Innovation Awards Programs - Cynthia Anderson, Acting Director

State Innovations Group

Karen Murphy, Director

Functional Statement

  • Identifies, validates and disseminates information about new care models and payment approaches to serve Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries seeking to enhance the quality of health and health care and reducing cost through improvement.
  • Consults with representatives of relevant Federal agencies, and clinical and analytical experts with expertise in medicine and health care management, including providers, payers, states, businesses, and community agencies, to develop new and effective models of care.
  • Creates and tests new models in clinical care, integrated care and community health, and disseminates information on these models through CMS, HHS, states, local organizations, and industry channels.
  • Performs rapid cycle evaluation of innovation and demonstration activities to determine effectiveness and feasibility for broader dissemination, scale, and sustainability.
  • Works closely with other CMS components and regional offices to study health care industry trends and data for the purposes of designing, implementing, and evaluating innovative payment and service delivery models, and to disseminate information about effective models. 
  • Creates and tests innovative payment and service delivery models, building collaborative learning networks to facilitate the collection and analysis of innovation, as well as the implementation of effective practices, and developing necessary technology to support this activity. 
  • Creates and tests innovative payment and service delivery models, developing fellows with expertise in innovation, demonstration and diffusion to help support the introduction of effective practices across the nation.
  • Carries out core business functions (e.g., budget, facilities, HR, communications).