Senior Advisor to the Secretary, CMS Deputy Administrator and Director of the Innovation Center
Adam Boehler, Senior Advisor to the Secretary, CMS Deputy Administrator and Director of the Innovation Center joined CMS in April, 2018. Adam is widely regarded as an innovative leader in the private sector and has designed and implemented new, patient-focused approaches to healthcare delivery.
Before coming to CMS, Adam was founder and CEO of Landmark Health, a company that provides home-based medical care. Landmark was founded on the premise of passionate people transforming how care is delivered to those who need it most - the most chronically ill. Landmark is one of the largest home-based medical groups in the country, with over 20 locations and over 80,000 chronic patients under management.
Additionally, before joining CMS, Adam was an Operating Partner at Francisco Partners, a global private equity firm with a focus on healthcare technology and services and the founder and Chairman of Avalon Health Solutions, the leading provider of laboratory benefit management services.
Previously, Adam was Founder and CEO of Accumen. Accumen is a leading provider of comprehensive laboratory management services to health systems. Adam was also a Principal at Accretive, LLC, where he was responsible for healthcare investments. Prior to joining Accretive, Adam was Executive Vice President and General Manager at MedeAnalytics, the leading provider of healthcare analytics with over 600 hospital and insurance clients.
Adam started his career at Battery Ventures, a leading technology venture capital firm with over $2 billion under management, focusing on investments in software and emerging technologies. Adam graduated magna cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He resides in New Orleans, LA with his wife, Shira, and their four young children.
Amy Bassano is the Deputy Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Prior to assuming this position in April 2016, Ms. Bassano was the Director of the Patient Care Models Group at CMMI leading CMS’s efforts on bundled payments including the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Initiative and the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model and the development of physician specialty models such as the Oncology Care Model. In addition, she was responsible for the Home Health Value Based Purchasing Model and the Medicare Care Choices Model. Ms. Bassano also held senior management positions in the Center for Medicare at CMS overseeing Medicare payment policy for a variety of areas including inpatient and outpatient hospitals, physicians, ambulatory surgical centers, clinical laboratories, and Part B drugs. Prior to her tenure at CMS, Ms. Bassano was a Program Examiner at the Office of Management and Budget where she was the lead Medicare analyst on Medicare Part B and D issues. Ms. Bassano has an M.A. in Policy Studies from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in history from Tufts University.
Arrah Tabe-Bedward is the Deputy Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Ms. Tabe-Bedward has a strong background in Medicare and previously served as the Director of the Medicare Enrollment and Appeals Group (MEAG) at CMS. As MEAG’s Director, she was responsible for all eligibility, enrollment and appeals policy under the Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS), Medicare Advantage (MA), and Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) programs, and had shared responsibility with the Social Security Administration for Medicare eligibility, enrollment and low-income subsidy operations. She also had oversight responsibility for all Medicare appeals operations for the FFS, MA and Part D Qualified Independent Contractors, the appeals units of the Medicare administrative contractors, and CMS’ Beneficiary Notice Initiative, which includes provider-issued notices such as the Important Message from Medicare and the Advance Beneficiary Notices of Noncoverage. In addition to MEAG, Ms. Tabe-Bedward worked in CMS’ Program Integrity Group and Office of Legislation. She has a J.D. from the University Of Maryland School Of Law and an M.S. in Public Service Management from DePaul University, and initially joined the federal government as a Presidential Management Fellow.
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation organization structure is outlined below:
Office of the Director
Executive Operations Staff
Business Services Group
- Division of Applications Design and Development
- Division of Budget and Administrative Services
- Division of Central Contracts Services
- Division of IT Operations and Security
- Division of Program and Project Management
Learning and Diffusion Group
- Division of Cross-Model Learning and Improvement
- Division of Improvement Networks and Regional Engagement
- Division of Model Learning Systems
Patient Care Models Group
- Division of Ambulatory Payment Models
- Division of Health Care Payment Models
- Division of Payment Models
- Division of Specialty Payment Models
- Division of Technical Model Support
Policy and Programs Group
- Division of Alternative Payment Model Infrastructure
- Division of Data Analytics
- Division of Portfolio Management and Strategy
- Division of Stakeholder Engagement and Policy
Preventive and Population Health Care Models Group
- Division of Health Care Delivery
- Division of Health Innovation and Integration
- Division of Population Health Incentives and Infrastructure
Research and Rapid Cycle Evaluation Group
- Division of Data, Research and Analytic Methods
- Division of Health Systems Research
- Division of Payment and Accountability Research
- Division of Special Populations Research
Seamless Care Models Group
- Division of Advanced Primary Care
- Division of Delivery System Demonstrations
- Division of Financial Risk
- Division of Seamless Infrastructure
- Division of Special Populations and Projects
State Innovations Group
- Division of All-Payer Models
- Division of State Innovations Models