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Center for Medicare

Laurence Wilson

Acting Deputy Director

Laurence Wilson is the Acting Deputy Director in the Center for Medicare. He has responsibility for payment and benefits policy on a broad range of Medicare fee-for-service health care benefits, including post-acute care, home health, hospice, durable medical equipment, psychiatric services, dialysis and various hospital services. He is also responsible for administering the Agency processes related to coding of drugs and devices under the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System and for cost reimbursement and technical payment policy.

Laurence has worked for CMS since 1988 where he has had a leadership role in the implementation of legislation and regulatory development for the Medicare fee-for-service program. He directed the design and implementation of a number of key Medicare reforms, including new prospective payment systems for inpatient rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing facilities, dialysis, and other health care services. He led a number of efforts aimed at the modernization of Medicare benefits and payment approaches, including the competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment, coverage of devices, and initiatives on hospice and post-acute care payment reform.

Laurence was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2003. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Pennsylvania State University.