Chiquita Brooks-LaSure Tapped by President Biden to Lead CMS
February 18, 2021
WEDI applauds President Joe Biden for his selection of Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to lead the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Once confirmed, Brooks-LaSure will take on the role of Administrator at a critical time-with the nation combating COVID-19 and the industry seeking to better leverage technology to simplify health care administration and facilitate patient access to their health information. At this critical juncture, WEDI calls on CMS to address regulatory barriers and advance burden reduction efforts that will drive down costs and facilitate automation of health plan-provider communications. Effective deployment of health IT combined with strong public-private partnerships are essential to attaining our collective vision of an efficient and secure health care system. WEDI looks forward to working with Brooks-LaSure and CMS to transform health care through forging cooperation and achieving consensus.
-Statement attributable to Charles Stellar, WEDI President and CEO
WEDI is the leading authority on the use of health IT to improve health care information exchange in order to enhance the quality of care, improve efficiency, and reduce costs of our nation’s health care system. WEDI was formed in 1991 by the Secretary of Health and Human Services and was designated in the 1996 HIPAA legislation as an advisor to HHS. WEDI’s membership includes a broad coalition of organizations, including hospitals, providers, health plans, vendors, government agencies, consumers, not-for-profit organizations, and standards development organizations. To learn more, visit www.wedi.org and connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.