“President Joe Biden has chosen Obama administration veteran Liz Fowler to lead the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), which has authority to shape key payment models, according to a report in Politico.”
“Fowler is the latest Obama administration veteran to be reportedly chosen by Biden to oversee his healthcare agenda. He has reportedly chosen Chiquita Brooks-Lasure, another Obama veteran, to lead the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).”
“Fowler most recently joined the Commonwealth Fund in 2019 as the executive vice president for programs.”
“Before joining the nonprofit, she served as the special assistant to former President Barack Obama on healthcare and economic policy with the National Economic Council. She also assisted with implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) while at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).”
“She also was the chief health counsel for former Montana Sen. Max Baucus, who served a key role in drafting and pushing the ACA through Congress as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.”
“The administrator of CMMI, which was created under the ACA, does not require congressional confirmation like appointees to CMS or HHS do…” Read the full article here.
Source: Report: Obama administration veteran Fowler tapped to head CMMI – By Robert King, February 19, 2021. Fierce Healthcare.