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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, M.D., Deputy Director

Karen Jackson, Deputy Director

Executive Operations Staff

Will Williams, Director

Patient Care Models Group

Amy Bassano, Director

Division of Technical Model Support - Erin Colgan, Director

Division of Payment Models - Commander Rebecca Bunnell, Director

Division of Health Care Models - Meena Abraham., Director

Division of Specialty Payment Models - Amy Bassano, Acting Director

Seamless Care Models Group

Pauline Lapin, Acting Director

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

Division of Financial Risk - Melissa Cohen, Acting Director

Division of Special Populations and Projects - Emily Carrier, Director

Division of Seamless Infrastructure - John Lumpkin, Director

Preventive and Population Health Care Models Group

Darshak Sanghavi, M.D., Director

Division of Health Care Delivery - Darshak Sanghavi, M.D., Acting Director

Division of Health Innovation and Integration - Darshak Sanghavi, M.D., Acting Director

Division of Population Health Incentives and Infrastructure - Chisara Asomugha, M.D., Acting Director

Research and Rapid Cycle Evaluation Group

Renee Mentnech, Director

Division of Health Systems Research - Suzanne Wensky, Director

Division of Payment and Accountability Research - Shannon Flood, Director

Division of Special Populations Research - William Clark, Director

Division of Data, Research and Analytic Methods - David Bott, Director

Learning and Diffusion Group

Darren DeWalt, M.D., Director

Division of Model Learning Systems - Jonathan Thornhill, Director

Division of Cross-Model Learning and Improvement - Captain Marsha Davenport, M.D., Director

Division of Improvement Dissemination and Model Expansion - Rocco Perla, Director

Business Services Group

Douglas Nock, Director

Division of Budget and Administrative Services - Elizabeth Truong, Director

Division of Central Contracts Services - Barbara Rufo, Director

Division of Information Technology and Operational Services - Todd Couts, Director

Medicare Demonstrations Program Group

Vacant, Director

Division of Delivery System Demonstrations - Jason Petroski, Director

Division of Payment Policy Demonstrations - Linda Lebovic, Director

Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Demonstrations - Edward Hutton, Acting Director

Policy and Programs Group

Sheila Hanley, Director

Division of Innovation Awards Programs - Mimi Toomey, Acting Director

Division of Stakeholder Engagement and Policy - Mimi Toomey, Director

Division of Project Management and Business Intelligence - Tina Darden, Director

Division of Portfolio Management and Strategy - James Gerber, Director

Division of Health Plan Innovation - Gregory Woods, Director

State Innovations Group

Stephen Cha, M.D., Acting Director

Division of State Innovations Models - Commander Frances Jensen, M.D., Acting Director

Division of All-Payer Models - Commander Frances Jensen, M.D., Acting 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).