GOVERNMENT MOVE: Bella departure marks second recent high-level CMS

December 30, 2014, By Virgil Dickson,

Melanie Bella, director of the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office at the CMS, has announced she plans to leave the agency. Her announcement comes within two weeks of Cindy Mann, CMS’ deputy administrator and director of the Center for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program Services, announcing she was departing the agency. At MMCO, Bella oversees coordinating care for Americans covered by both Medicare and Medicaid. She joined the agency in 2010……

G2X TAKE: This is not unusual during the 2nd term of an administration, especially with the Republicans assuming control of the Senate. Medicare and Medicaid coordination has always been an important focus as government seeks to lower the costs of dual eligible beneficiaries. The addition of healthcare exchanges adds another layer of coordination required to managing the federal healthcare spend. New leadership will bring new changes, so there will be opportunities for those who align with new agendas and goals, but don’t expect much deviation until after a new administration.


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