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Andy Slavitt

Senior Advisor, Former Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Andy Slavitt is a senior advisor to BPC and is a member of its Future of Health Care Initiative. Slavitt has decades of private and public sector leadership in health care, business and technology. Over his career, Slavitt has led many significant and successful initiatives in health care impacting millions of Americans and the shape of the health care system.

From 2015-2017, Slavitt served as the Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In that role, he oversaw the Medicaid, Medicare, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and the Health Insurance Marketplace programs. Slavitt’s tenure at CMS was marked by the successful execution of a number of large new programs—including the significant shift to pay-for-value payment models, the implementation of the bipartisan MACRA legislation, and the Affordable Care Act.

Today, Slavitt remains dedicated to building a sustainable, high quality health care system that is available to all Americans and derives value from the private sector, health care providers, government and innovators. Throughout his career, Slavitt has demonstrated the power of bipartisan collaboration, particularly as he has overseen bipartisan efforts in payment reform, health information technology, competition and innovation. 

From 2003 to 2013, Andy worked at UnitedHealth Group, eventually serving as the Group Executive Vice President for Optum which he grew to a $40 billion health services enterprise. In 1999, Andy founded and served as CEO of HealthAllies, a venture backed Internet-based consumer health care company. HealthAllies created the first online health care marketplace for health care services. Slavitt was also a consultant with McKinsey Company, and later an investment banker with Goldman Sachs. He has been recognized as one of the 10 most influential people in health care.

Slavitt is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and The College of Arts Sciences and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.