HHS Appoints Mann as Director of the Center for Medicaid and State Operations

HHS Appoints Mann as Director of the Center for Medicaid and State Operations

U. S. Health and Human Services has appointed Cindy Mann, J.D., to serve as Director of the Center for Medicaid and State Operations, part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Mann most recently served as a research professor and executive director of the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute.

“Cindy Mann has decades of experience in health care financing at the federal and state level, and vast knowledge of health care policy,” said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “Her knowledge of health care issues and management experience will be a great asset to CMSO and to the millions of Americans who rely on Medicaid."

Mann previously served as director of the Family and Children’s Health Programs at CMSO from 1999-2001; in that capacity she played key role in implementing Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

From 1999 to 2001, Mann was the director of the Family and Children’s Health Program Group at the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), now the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. In that role, Mann directed, the implementation and oversight of the Medicaid program with respect to families, children, and pregnant women, and oversaw the implementation of CHIP. 

Prior to her work at HCFA, Mann led the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ federal and state health policy work. Mann also has state-level experience, having worked on health care, welfare, and public finance issues in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York. 

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