Peter Leonis

by Jasmine Phiri

August 24, 2021

Deputy Director, Investigations and Fraud Prevention Partnerships Group, Center for Program Integrity (CPI), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Peter Leonis currently serves as a Deputy Group Director for CPI’s Investigations and Fraud Prevention Partnership Group (IFPPG) with primary responsibility for overseeing IFPPGs Medicaid work. In this role he is responsible for the direction and oversight of IFPPGs Medicaid program integrity activities including development of Medicaid investigative strategy, regional PI activities and the Unified Program Integrity Contractors. He also oversees the Health Care Fraud Prevention Partnership.

Pete started with CMS in September 2004 after a 15-year career in Illinois State government serving as the Legislative Director for various Illinois agencies including the Department of Rehabilitation Services, the Department of Public Aid, the Department of Human Services and the Illinois State Board of Education. He is a native Chicagoan and graduate of Illinois College.