Modern Healthcare - - 2013 TOP 25 WOMEN IN HEALTHCARE -

Re­cently con­firmed as ad­min­is­tra­tor of the CMS, Mar­i­lyn Taven­ner over­sees the $757 bil­lion fed­eral agency that pro­vides health­care cov­er­age to 100 mil­lion Amer­i­cans through Medi­care, Med­i­caid and other pro­grams. The CMS is also re­spon­si­ble for lead­ing the im­ple­men­ta­tion of in­sur­ance re­forms and health in­sur­ance ex­changes un­der the Pa­tient Pro­tec­tion and Af­ford­able Care Act. Be­fore be­ing ap­pointed to the top job at the CMS, Taven­ner, a for­mer nurse, served as Medi­care’s prin­ci­pal deputy ad­min­is­tra­tor.

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