President Obama Nominates Andy Slavitt as Administrator of CMS

President Obama nominated Andy Slavitt, who has served as the Acting Administrator of CMS since March 2015, as the next CMS Administrator. Slavitt previously served as the Group Executive Vice President for Optum, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, where he oversaw the delivery of technology and operational solutions to healthcare clients, including the technology fix to in the months after its initial launch. Slavitt also served as Chief Operations Officer and Chief Executive Officer at Ingenix, now Optum Insight. The nomination must be confirmed by the Senate.

Nevada: Amy Parks Appointed as Acting Insurance Commissioner

Amy Parks was appointed Acting Nevada Insurance Commissioner by the Director of Nevada's Department of Business and Industry, following previous Commissioner Scott Kipper’s resignation in June. Parks previously served as Chief Insurance Counsel of the Department of Insurance. It remains unclear when a permanent commissioner will be appointed.