Marilyn Tavenner

by Rachad Davis

April 11, 2016

President and Chief Executive Officer

Keynote Speaker Topics: Value in Health Care, Industry Trends, Health Care Reform

Marilyn Tavenner’s Biography

Marilyn Tavenner is President and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP).  Prior to joining AHIP, she served as administrator/principal deputy administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) from 2010-2015. Prior to her appointment at CMS, she served as Secretary of Health and Human Resources in the cabinet of Governor Tim Kaine from 2006-2010. From 1981-2005 she was employed by the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) beginning as a nurse at Richmond-based Johnston-Willis Hospital and eventually becoming the Chief Executive Officer in 1993. In 2001, she became President of HCA’s Central Atlantic Division, and was later appointed Group President of Outpatient Services before resigning from HCA in December of 2005. She earned both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Masters in Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

As President and CEO of AHIP, she leads the national association that is the unified voice for the evolving health insurance industry. AHIP members provide health and supplemental benefits to 200 million Americans through employer-sponsored coverage, the individual insurance market, and public programs. She directs the industry’s advocacy agenda in Washington and the states as AHIP members tackle the challenges facing consumers and the broader health care system. For the past four years, Modern Healthcare has recognized Ms. Tavenner as one of the 100 most influential people in health care in her roles at CMS and at AHIP.

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