100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
Andy Slavitt, 49
Acting administrator, CMS
- Compensation: NA
- Years on list: 2
After decades in the private sector with healthcare technology and consulting companies, Andy Slavitt joined the CMS in 2014 as principal deputy administrator before being appointed acting administrator last year. Philosophically, Slavitt believes CMS' promotion of bundled payments is consistent with a team approach to medicine that requires communication, data and smooth patient handoffs. The CMS touches the healthcare needs of about 140 million Americans. "We all want our payment system to pay for what we value. At the highest level, it's all the things we want from our own healthcare experiences—high quality coordinated care that ties the fragmented system together for us and allows us to get back to our lives."