President Biden yesterday nominated Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to lead the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Brooks-LaSure previously served as deputy director for policy at the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight within CMS and earlier at the Department of Health and Human Services as director of coverage policy.

“America’s hospitals and health systems applaud the nomination of Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to serve as the next administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services,” AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack said in a statement  “Her previous experiences as a senior CMS and HHS official who helped implement the Affordable Care Act and her work on the House Ways and Means Committee gives her a deep understanding of the importance of health care coverage and protections for consumers. She is well equipped to lead CMS and we look forward to working with her to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic and advance the health of all our patients and communities.”

Related News Articles

Headline
In this AHA Physician Alliance podcast, Janine Adjo, M.D., chair and director of the pediatric residency program at SBH Health System Bronx, shares how she…
Chairperson's File
Join me on this episode of Leadership Rounds with Consuelo Wilkins, M.D., vice president of health equity at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, based in…
Perspective
Congress returns to Washington, D.C., next week, and its top focus will be passing President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief legislation. The House is…
Perspective
The nation’s COVID-19 vaccination effort continues to have challenges, and we are committed to working with all stakeholders to make it as effective as…
Headline
Thomas Yackel, M.D., president of MCV Physicians at VCU Health System, Richmond, Va., will chair AHA’s Committee on Clinical Leadership in 2021. Daniel…
Chairperson's File
Mentorship has been incredibly important in the career development of most health care leaders, including me. Learning from mentors and colleagues has helped…