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Deputy Principal Administrator,
Dr. Patrick Conway this year was elevated to the CMS' acting deputy principal administrator for innovation and quality. It adds to a growing portfolio of responsibilities for the 40-year-old pediatrician. He's also the agency's chief medical officer and oversees the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. The latter is charged with testing new payment and delivery models, including accountable care organizations and bundled-payment arrangements. Before joining the CMS in 2011, Conway was director of hospital medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.