Washington, D.C.

Nashville, TN


Jonathan D. Blum, MPP

by Stephani Simmons

July 12, 2017

Executive Vice President, Medical Affairs, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield; Former Principal Deputy Administrator and Director, Center for Medicare, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)


Jonathan Blum joined CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in September 2014 and serves as Executive Vice President, Medical Affairs. Mr. Blum oversees CareFirst’s Patient-Centered Medical Home program, medical and care coordination policies, pharmacy program, and provider networks. Prior to joining CareFirst, he served as the Principal Deputy Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), leading CMS’s payment and delivery reform strategies and overseeing the Medicare program’s policy and management. Mr. Blum serves on several non-profit boards and health care policy advisory committees, including Mary’s Center, the Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County, and the Medicare Rights Center.

He earned a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.