HHS Creates New HealthCare.Gov CEO, CTO Jobs

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | June 23, 2014

The federal government is girding for a second wave of Healthcare.gov enrollees this fall with new positions that bring a fresh injection of technology and management expertise.  Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, in fact, said she wants to improve oversight and accountability at the agency going into open enrollment for the 2015 health plan year this fall, after “lessons learned from the rollout of HealthCare.gov” and various recommendations.

To help achieve that, Burwell announced that the department appointed a new principal deputy administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and created two new jobs: chief executive officer and chief technology officer.  Replacing Jonathan Blum, who left this spring, Burwell appointed UnitedHealth/Optum group VP Andy Slavitt as CMS principal deputy administrator, following as second in command to administrator Marilyn Tavenner...