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Kate Goodrich, CMO for CMS, is leaving job for Humana

Among her duties at CMS, Goodrich has been responsible for the value-based incentives programs and developing collaborations with other stakeholders.

Susan Morse, Senior Editor

The Department of Health and Human Services is losing two key employees, one a regulatory insider and the other the chief data officer for the Chief Technology Office.

Dr. Kate Goodrich, chief medical officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, is leaving the agency to work for Humana as a senior vice president, Politico has reported.

Dr. Mona Siddiqui, chief data officer for the HHS Office of the Chief Technology Officer, announced in a blog post that she is leaving the department, but gave no indication about her next career move.

Humana did not immediately return a request for comment about Goodrich's role in the company. The insurer is focused on the Medicare Advantage market, and in October 2019 announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft for aging populations within Humana's membership.

Goodrich has served as director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality and has been in the role of director, Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group (previously called the Quality Measurement and Health Assessment Group) since August 2012, according to CMS.

In this role she has been responsible for the quality measurement and public reporting work, the marketplace quality work portfolio, the value-based incentives programs, implementation of MACRA and developing collaborations with other CMS components, HHS agencies and external stakeholders.

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