Office of the Administrator

Jonathan Blum

Principal Deputy Administrator
Phone: 202-690-6301 DC  | 410-786-4164 Baltimore

Jonathan (Jon) Blum currently serves as the Principal Deputy Administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  Jon is responsible for coordinating CMS’s policy centers and offices to develop and execute strategies to improve payment and the delivery of care across the agency, impacting national Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance marketplace policy.  

From 2009-2013, Jon served as the Director of the Center for Medicare at CMS, overseeing the regulation and payment of Medicare fee-for service providers, privately-administered Medicare health plans, and the Medicare prescription drug program.  He led the implementation of many significant Medicare reforms, including the Medicare Shared Savings Program (ACOs), the Medicare Advantage Quality Bonus Program, competitive bidding for durable medical supplies, new bundled payment initiatives, and the Medicare prescription drug discount program.

Prior to arriving at CMS, Jon worked as a program analyst at the Office of Management and Budget, focusing on the Medicare program.  He served on the professional staff of the Senate Finance Committee, advising its current chairman, Senator Max Baucus on prescription drug and Medicare Advantage policies during the development of the Medicare Modernization Act.  He was also a Vice President at Avalere Health, overseeing its Medicaid and Long-Term Care Practice.

Jon holds a Master's degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.