Andy Slavitt

Acting Administrator

Andy Slavitt is the Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). A leader with decades of experience, Andy has shaped and delivered important health care services and programs for millions of consumers.  

As Acting Administrator, Slavitt oversees programs that provide access to quality health care for 140 million Americans, including Medicaid, Medicare, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and the Health Insurance Marketplace. Slavitt and the CMS team are focused on improving quality, health outcomes, access and affordability while addressing health equity and protecting program integrity, including combating health care fraud.

Since joining CMS on July 8, 2014 as Principal Deputy Administrator, Slavitt has been integral to strengthening the performance of the Health Insurance Marketplace and the success of the 2014 Open Enrollment season. Since taking the role in February, Slavitt's focus as Acting Administrator is on strengthening CMS's role in helping the health care delivery system meet the evolving needs of consumers by transforming the way care is paid for, providing the tools to make the system thrive and by fostering simplicity and transparency.

Slavitt’s ability to spearhead complex management challenges stems from over two decades of experience working as a leader in the health care and technology private sector. Throughout his career, Slavitt’s work centered on improving the consumer experience and access to care, program integrity, data use and transparency, and delivery system reform. He has a demonstrated a track record of successfully delivering and improving programs that benefit the health and well-being of millions of Americans.

Most recently Slavitt served as Group Executive Vice President for Optum where he oversaw the delivery of clinical, technology and operational solutions to health care clients and consumers. Prior to his role at Optum, Slavitt was CEO of OptumInsight from 2006 through 2011.

He was founder and CEO of HealthAllies, a consumer health care service company focused on serving people who are uninsured or underinsured by contracting affordable care on their behalf nationwide. Prior to that, he was a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company, and an investment banker with Goldman Sachs.

Slavitt lives in Minnesota with wife and two teenage boys. He has served in a number of leadership and board capacities in health care, literacy, education and the community. Slavitt graduated from the Wharton School and The College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, and received his Master of Business Administration degree from the Harvard Business School. 

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