Consortium for Quality Improvement and Survey & Certification Operations
Renard MurrayConsortium Administrator
On June 3, 2015, CMS announced that Renard L. Murray, D.M., accepted the position of Consortium Administrator for Quality Improvement and Survey and Certifications Operations (CQISCO). In this role, Murray’s duties are national in scope. As CQISCO Consortium Administrator, Murray has field oversight of CMS’ clinical quality and survey and certification missions across the United States and its territories, overseeing facilities ranging from the U.S. Virgin Islands in the Caribbean to the Marianas Islands in the Western Pacific.
As recently as July of 2009, Murray was named the Regional Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Atlanta and Dallas Regional Offices. In that position, Murray was responsible for External Affairs and served as the CMS spokesman for the 13 states in the two regions. The states in the Atlanta region, the largest CMS region in the nation, are Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Five states, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas make up the Dallas region that was also under Murray’s watch. Combined, these two regions contain the largest number of Medicare beneficiaries in the U.S.
Murray previously served as Acting Regional Administrator for the CMS Regional Offices in Boston and New York. Directly before his return to Atlanta in 2008, Murray was the Special Assistant to the CMS Chief Operating Officer in Baltimore, Md. In his early days at CMS, Murray served as the Associate Regional Administrator responsible for the Regional Office’s Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) policy branches and the region’s Financial Management Operations.
Murray came to the CMS Atlanta Regional Office from the Social Security Administration (SSA) in 1999. At SSA, Murray held the positions of Claims Representative, Operations Supervisor and District Manager.
A native of Ama, La., Renard L. Murray holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Xavier University in New Orleans, La., a Master of Arts degree in Management from the University of Phoenix in Kenner, La. and a Doctorate in Management from the University of Phoenix in Phoenix, Ariz.