Brad Smith Appointed as New Head of the Innovation Center

On January 6, 2020, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Brad Smith will serve as the Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) and Senior Advisor to Secretary Azar for Value-Based Transformation.

Smith previously worked at Anthem as the Chief Operating Officer of the Diversified Business Group and co-founded Aspire Health, a healthcare group providing palliative care. As the new Director of the Innovation Center, Smith will play a leadership role in directing the agency’s efforts around value-based care, overseeing implementation of existing models, and shaping and selecting the future payment models tested by CMS.

More information on the Innovation Center is available here.



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