Brad Hart serves as the Deputy Center Director for the Center for Program Integrity (CPI). He supports the Deputy Administrator and Center Director of CPI in the creation, implementation, and management of federal policy aimed at identifying program vulnerabilities, preventing fraud, waste, and abuse, and ensuring the integrity of all Medicare and Medicaid spending.
Prior to joining CMS, Brad served as the Inspector General for the Illinois Medical Assistance Program where he led a diverse group of employees to save Illinois taxpayers an average of $200 million dollars per year over the last 5 years; and over $1.4 billion dollars over eight years. From 2001 to 2011, Brad was an Assistant Attorney General assigned to the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Illinois State Police. In addition, he was cross designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in two federal districts of Illinois where he prosecuted civil and criminal health care fraud cases.
Brad has a Juris Doctorate Degree, Cum Laude, from Southern Illinois University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Business Administration from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.