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Laura McWright

Deputy Director, Seamless Care Models Group, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Laurie McWright is the Deputy Director for the Seamless Care Models Group in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Her group houses the integrated payment and care delivery models such as the Accountable Care Organization models, including the kidney models supporting vulnerable populations. Her group also includes the health plan innovation models for Medicare Parts C and D including the Value Based Insurance Design Model with the Hospice Benefit Component and the Part D Senior Savings Model. Her work includes overseeing the response to President Biden’s Executive Order 14087, “Lowering Prescription Drug Costs for Americans and developing drug pricing model concepts for Medicare Parts B and D as well as for states. Laurie has been in federal service for over 20 years serving in a number of leadership roles including serving as Director of the Medicare Parts C and D Legislative Analysis Group at the CMS Office of Legislation, the Director of the Payment Policy and Financial Management Group within the CMS Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight and as a Division Director overseeing the National Health Service and Nurse Corps participants at the Health Resources and Services Administration.