CMS Leadership

Center for Program Integrity

Dara Corrigan

Deputy Administrator & Director

Dara Corrigan is the Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Program Integrity, charged with leading CMS's efforts to prevent fraud and abuse. She recently served as a vice president at Fresenius Kabi, a global health care company. Ms. Corrigan has more than 20 years of government service in health care-related positions, including a tenure as Associate Commissioner for Global Regulatory Policy at the Food and Drug Administration, where she was FDA’s lead negotiator for the Mutual Recognition Agreement with the European Union (EU), allowing the U.S. and EU to eliminate duplicative drug manufacturing inspections. Ms. Corrigan's career also includes drafting regulations under the Affordable Care Act that overhauled the private insurance market, serving as the Acting Inspector General at the Department of Health and Human Services, and practicing law at the Department of Justice for eight years. Combined with her private sector experience, she brings a deep knowledge of health care systems, drug development, safety and quality issues, and private and public payors – a combination that powerfully equips her to coordinate the prevention of fraud and abuse in the Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP programs. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia in 1990 and her undergraduate degree from Baylor University.

George Mills

Deputy Director

George G. Mills, Jr. is the Deputy Director for the Center for Program Integrity (CPI). George has been the Deputy Director of CPI since June 2015. He has been a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) since January 2009 and a manager within CMS since June of 1998. Before becoming the Deputy Director of CPI, from August 2013 to June 2015 George was the Deputy Director of the Office of Financial Management (OFM). From January 2009 to August 2013, George was the Director of the Provider Compliance Group within OFM. From May 2003 to January 2009, George was the Deputy Director of the Financial Services Group (FSG), also in OFM. 

George started working for the Federal Government in 1984 in Detroit as a GS-4; he started at CMS in 1986 working in the Chicago Regional office. He has a BS from Eastern Michigan University and an MA in Political Science from the University of Illinois-Chicago.  The President of the United States awarded him a Meritorious Presidential Rank Award in 2016.


CPI Functional Statement

  • Serves as CMS' focal point for all national and State-wide Medicare and Medicaid programs and CHIP integrity fraud and abuse issues.
  • Promotes the integrity of the Medicare and Medicaid programs and CHIP through provider/contractor audits and policy reviews, identification and monitoring of program vulnerabilities, and providing support and assistance to States. Recommends modifications to programs and operations as necessary and works with CMS Centers, Offices, and the Chief Operating Officer (COO) to affect changes as appropriate. Collaborates with the Office of Legislation on the development and advancement of new legislative initiatives and improvements to deter, reduce, and eliminate fraud, waste and abuse.
  • Oversees all CMS interactions and collaboration with key stakeholders relating to program integrity (i.e., U.S. Department of Justice, DHHS Office of Inspector General, State law enforcement agencies, other Federal entities, CMS components) for the purposes of detecting, deterring, monitoring and combating fraud and abuse, as well as taking action against those that commit or participate in fraudulent or other unlawful activities.
  • In collaboration with other CMS Centers, Offices, and the COO, develops and implements a comprehensive strategic plan, objectives and measures to carry out CMS' Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP program integrity mission and goals, and ensure program vulnerabilities are identified and resolved.
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