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Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services

Chris Traylor, Acting Deputy Administrator and Director

Tim Hill, Deputy Director

Deidre Gifford, M.D., Deputy Director

Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program Strategy and Support Staff

Karen Llanos, Director
Vacant, Deputy Director

Children and Adults Health Programs Group

Ann Marie Costello, Director
Vacant, Deputy Director
Sarah deLone, Deputy Director
Division of State Coverage Programs - Amy Lutzky, Director; Margaret Barry, Deputy Director
Division of Quality and Health Outcomes - Karen Matsuoka, Director; Barbara Dailey, Deputy Director
Division of Medicaid Eligibility Policy - Stephanie Kaminsky, Director; Sarah L. Spector, Acting Deputy Director
Division of Tribal Affairs - Kitty Marx, Director
Division of Enrollment Policy and Operations - Jessica Stephens, Director

Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group

Michael Nardone, Director
Alissa DeBoy, Deputy Director
Vacant, Deputy Director
Division of Benefits and Coverage - Kirsten Jensen, Director; Nancy Kirchner, Deputy Director
Division of Long Term Services and Supports - Ralph Lollar, Director; George Failla, Deputy Director
Division of Community Systems Transformation - Jennifer Bowdoin, Director; Jean Close, Deputy Director
Division of Pharmacy - John Coster, Director; Wendy Tuttle, Acting Deputy Director
Division of Managed Care Plans - James Golden, Director; John Coster, Acting Deputy Director
Division of Health Homes, PACE and COB/TPL - Carrie Smith, Director; Vacant, Deputy Director

Data and Systems Group

Julie Boughn, Director
Gregory McGuigan, Deputy Director
Division of State Systems - Edward Dolly, Acting Director; Carrie Feher, Deputy Director
Division of Information Systems - Loretta Schickner, Director; Deanna Greene, Deputy Director
Division of Business Essential Systems - Dona Coffman, Director; Vacant, Deputy Director
Division of Business and Data Analysis - Barbara Richards, Director

Financial Management Group

Kristin Fan, Director
Janet Freeze, Deputy Director
Division of Financial Operations - Rory Howe, Director; Robert Lane, Deputy Director
Division of Reimbursement and State Financing - Jeremy Silanskis, Director; Christopher Thompson, Deputy Director

Operations Services Group

Angela Corbin, Director
Division of Budget and Acquisitions - Elizabeth Aragona, Director
Division of Operations and Executive Support - Kenneth Taylor, Director
Division of Human Capital - Monique St. Louis, Director
Division of Communications and Outreach - Candice Hall, Director

State Demonstrations Group

Judith Cash, Director
Judith Cash, Acting Deputy Director
Teresa DeCaro, Deputy Director
Division of State Demonstrations and Waivers - Teresa Decaro, Acting Director; Vacant, Deputy Director
Division of Medicaid Expansion Demonstrations - Andrea Casart, Director; Megan Lepore, Deputy Director
Division of System Reform Demonstrations - Angela Garner, Director; Mehreen Rashid, Deputy Director
Division of Demonstration Monitoring and Evaluation - Teresa Decaro, Acting Director; Vacant, Deputy Director

Functional Statement

  • Serves as CMS' focal point for the formulation, coordination, integration, implementation, and evaluation of all national program policies and operations relating to the Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
  • In partnership with States, evaluates the success of State agencies in carrying out their responsibilities for effective State program administration and beneficiary protection, and, as necessary, assists States in correcting problems and improving the quality of their operations.
  • Identifies and proposes modifications to Medicaid and CHIP program measures, regulations, laws and policies to reflect changes or trends in the health care industry, program objectives, and the needs of Medicaid beneficiaries. Collaborates with the Office of Legislation on the development and advancement of new legislative initiatives and improvements.
  • Serves as CMS' lead for management, oversight, budget and performance issues relating to Medicaid, CHIP, and the related interactions with the States.
  • Coordinates with the Center for Program Integrity on the identification of program vulnerabilities and implementation of strategies to eliminate fraud, waste, and abuse.
  • In conjunction with the Office of Public Engagement, oversees all CMS interactions and collaboration relating to Medicaid and CHIP with beneficiaries, States and territories and key stakeholders (e.g., health facilities and other health care providers, other Federal government entities, local governments) and communication and dissemination of policies, guidance and materials to same to understand their perspectives, support their efforts, and to drive best practices for beneficiaries, in States and throughout the health care industry.
  • Develops and implements a comprehensive strategic plan, objectives and measures to carry out CMS' Medicaid and CHIP mission and goals and position the organization to meet future challenges with the Medicaid and CHIP programs.