CMS Leadership

Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight

Randy Pate

Deputy Administrator & Director

Randy Pate is a CMS Deputy Administrator and the Director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight. In his role, Randy leads CMS’ work on the individual and small group markets, including the Health Insurance Exchanges.

Prior to joining CMS, Randy was Vice President of Public Policy at Health Care Service Corporation. Randy spent nearly a decade working on Capitol Hill, at public policy think tanks, and in the executive branch, including a stint at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the George W. Bush Administration.

Randy holds bachelor and law degrees from The University of Alabama and received his Master’s in Public Health from The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Jeff Grant

Deputy Director for Operations

Jeff Grant serves as Director of the Payment Policy and Financial Management Group (PPFMG) in CCIIO where he leads the implementation of health insurance marketplaces and associated financial provisions, advising staff and management on payment methodology, policy, and operations.

As one of the original Marketplace financial team members commencing in July 2010, Jeff has provided strategic and technical direction for all financial programs that impact the individual and small group private insurance markets, including premium tax credits, cost sharing reductions, user fees, reinsurance, risk adjustment, and risk corridors.

Jeff has over 22 years of experience in federal health insurance programs, previously having led the development of the policy, systems and operations to implement Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D payments.

Jeff previously served as Senior Vice President for Client Services at Health Risk Partners, LLC, where he supported clients on risk adjustment and enrollment and payment reconciliation.

He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Michigan and a Master of Public Administration degree from George Washington University. Jeff is a retired Naval reservist with 22 years of service.

Jeff Wu

Deputy Director for Policy

Jeff Wu leads the center’s work promulgating policy and regulations for many of the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance reforms, including the Health Insurance Marketplaces (including SHOP), the premium stabilization programs, advance payments of the premium tax credit and cost-sharing reductions, the CO-OP program, regulation of qualified health plans, and eligibility and enrollment standards. He oversees the center’s communications, stakeholder outreach, and data analysis work, and serves as a member of the center’s senior leadership team. He previously served in various policy positions at CCIIO, as an attorney at the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP, and as a management consultant with Oliver, Wyman & Company. He received an A.B. in economics from Harvard College, a J.D. from Stanford Law School, and an M.B.A. from Stanford Business School.


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