Verma Set To Expand State Medicaid Powers As CMS Head

Law360, New York (November 30, 2016, 10:39 PM EST) -- Donald Trump’s pick for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator, Seema Verma, has made a name for herself pushing Medicaid policies that expand state control over eligibility and administration, a pattern that experts say is likely to continue, primarily through the use of waivers.

Verma, the president, CEO and founder of health care consulting firm SVC Inc., is known for crafting Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s Medicaid expansion program in Indiana, which was said to expand eligibility for the program by 350,000 people but charged beneficiaries...
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