US Government Accountability Office makes MACRA appointments

Comptroller General of the United States and U.S. Government Accountability Office Head Gene Dodaro appointed five new members and a new commissioner to the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission.

The new commission members are:

  • Martha Carte is Scott Depot, APRN, W.V.-based FamilyCare Health Centers CEO. She previously was a certified nurse-midwife for two decades.
  • Frederick Cerise, MD, is Dallas-based Parkland Health's president and CEO. He previously was in charge of Medicaid and other programs in Louisiana as the secretary of the health and hospitals department.
  • Kisha Davis, MD, is a Gaithersburg, Md.-based Casey Health Institute family physician. She also is the Philadelphia-based Center for Applied Research program manager. Dr. Davis was the Casey Health Institute's previous medical director and director of community health.
  • Darin Gordon is the president and chief executive officer of Nashville, Tenn.-based Gordon & Associates. He provides healthcare consulting services to various clients. In a previous job, Mr. Gordon was the director of Tennessee's Medicaid and CHIP programs.
  • William Scanlon, PhD, is a La Jolla, Calif.-based West Health Institute consultant. Dr. Scanlon previously was with Washington, D.C.-based Georgetown University and the Washington, D.C.-based Urban Institute.

The new commission chair is:

  • Penny Thompson is principal of Penny Thompson Consulting, LLC. She provides advice to clients on healthcare delivery and other related aspects. She previously held executive positions with CMS.

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