Brad Smith, former chief operating officer for Anthem’s Diversified Business Group, will serve as director of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation and senior advisor to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar for value-based transformation, Azar and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma announced yesterday. Before Anthem, Smith was co-founder and CEO of Aspire Health, a company that provides home-based palliative care services. President Trump in July nominated former CMMI Director Adam Boehler to serve as CEO of the United States International Development Finance Corporation.

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