Slavitt takes on senior advisor role with healthcare innovation network AVIA
The announcement comes about two months after the former CMS acting administrator took on an advisory role with Bipartisan Policy Center.
During his time at CMS, Slavitt oversaw the Medicare and Medicaid programs as well as the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplace. He also helped lead the shift to value-based care via the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, which won bipartisan support.
“Under his leadership, hospitals and Medicare partnered to improve patient safety, resulting in 3 million fewer hospital-acquired conditions, 125,000 patient deaths avoided, and $28 billion in cost savings,” AVIA said in a statement.
The AVIA announcement comes roughly two months after Slavitt signed on in a senior advisor role with the Bipartisan Policy Center.
Slavitt told the Washington Post he plans to solicit the input of governors, medical leaders and state health officials. “There will hopefully come a time when policy people in D.C. look to voices like that. I don’t think that time is today.”