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Laura McWright

by Jasmine Batchelor

August 21, 2019

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 innovative payment and care delivery models namely the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus and Primary Care First initiatives, Next Generation Accountable Care Organization and Direct Contracting Models, and the Comprehensive End Stage Renal Disease Care Model and the new kidney models. Her group also manages the health plan innovation models for Medicare Parts C and D including the Value Based Insurance Design Model and Part D Payment Modernization Model. 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 CMS’ Office of Legislation, the Director of the Payment Policy and Financial Management Group within 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.

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