President Joe Biden’s administration has selected a former nonprofit health system executive as director of CMS ’Center for Medicare, an office that monitors health benefits for tens of millions of seniors. people with disabilities and dialysis patients.
Dr.Meena Seshamani, who was recently vice president of clinical care transformation at MedStar Health, began her new position Tuesday. Seshamani is a physician and holds a doctorate in health economics.
At MedStar Health, Seshamani has “conceptualized, designed and implemented” value-based public health and care initiatives and has overseen efforts around community health, geriatrics and palliative care, according to a statement. CMS printing.
Prior to joining MedStar Health-based Columbia, Maryland, Seshamani served as director of HHS’s Office of Health Reform, where he helped implement the Affordable Care Act during Barack Obama’s presidency.
“Dr. Meena Seshamani brings her background diversity as a health leader, health economist, physician and health policy expert in CMS,” agency administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure said in a press release .
“Providing quality health care to people who rely on Medicare and advance health equity while doing so is a priority for CMS. I am pleased to say that Dr. Seshamani will bring his unique perspective on how the policy is conducted. health care impacts patients ’real lives through their leadership role as assistant administrator and director of the Center for Medicare,” Brooks-LaSure said.