President-elect Trump picks CMS administrator

Dec. 1, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Seema Verma, president, CEO, and founder of SVC, Inc., a health policy consulting group, to serve as CMS administrator.

Verma helped create and update the Healthy Indiana Plan ― Indiana's consumer-directed Medicaid program ― under Gov. Mitch Daniels and Vice President-elect Gov. Mike Pence. Prior to her role at SVC, Verma served as vice president of planning for the Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County in Indiana and director for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials in Washington, D.C.

President-elect Trump’s nominations will require a simple majority vote in the Senate. Hearings on his nominations will likely take place in early January.