Biden Administration Appoints Meena Seshamani as Director of Medicare
Dr Seshamani will be entrusted to serve people with disabilities and those over 65.
Dr Meena Seshamani has been appointed to lead the US Centre for Medicare, as the Biden administration continues to show confidence in Indian Americans. She will serve as CMS Deputy Administrator and Director for Medicare.
Seshamani will lead the Centre for Medicare that caters to those aged 65 and older, people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease who solely rely on Medicare coverage.
She is an Indian-American health policy expert who worked as a health care executive, health economist and a physician, and has served on the Biden-Harris transition Health and Human Services agency review team. Seshamani also served as Vice President of Clinical Care Transformation at MedStar Health and was entrusted to implement population health and value-based intensive care.
Prior to that, she was director in the office of Health Reform at the US Department of Health where she is credited with the strategy and implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Having graduated in both economics and medicine, Seshamani completed her residency training in Otolaryngology Neck and Head surgery at John Hopkins University school of medicine. She has since then practised as a surgeon at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco and as an associate professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Providing quality health care to the people who rely on Medicare and advancing health equity as we do it is a priority for CMS. I am delighted to say Dr Seshamani will bring her unique perspective on how health policy impacts the real lives of patients to her leadership role as Deputy Administrator and Director of the Centre for Medicare.CMS (Centres for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure
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