CMS Leadership

Center for Medicare

Liz Richter

Deputy Center Director

Liz Richter is the Deputy Center Director of the Center for Medicare at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. In this position, she leads the staff that develops policies for and manages the operations of the fee-for-service portion of the Medicare Program.

Liz has served with CMS since 1990. She began in the Bureau of Policy Development working on inpatient hospital payment policy. She subsequently worked on a variety of Medicare payment issues. In 1998, Liz moved to the Office of Financial Management, where in 2001 she became Director of the Financial Services Group. In 2003, she became Director of the Hospital and Ambulatory Policy Group in the Center for Medicare Management and took on her current responsibilities in 2007.