Daniel Tsai has been named the new CMS Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services. In this role, Tsai will be responsible for leading CMS efforts around health equity and serving vulnerable populations, including seniors. Prior to his appointment, Tsai served as the Assistant Secretary for MassHealth (the Massachusetts Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program) and as Medicaid Director at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
During his time there, he spearheaded efforts to build a Medicaid program that provided equitable coverage to 2 million individuals in the state.
“We look forward to working with Mr. Tsai as we work to expand accessibility and eligibility under the Medicaid program,” said Vicki Hoak, HCAOA Executive Director.