Modern Healthcare interviewed Manatt's Deborah Bachrach, a partner in the firm's Healthcare practice, for an article on Cindy Mann's planned departure next month from her post as CMS' deputy administrator and director of the Center for Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program Services (CMCS).
As reported by Modern Healthcare, the news came as a surprise to healthcare stakeholders who know Mann and are familiar with her work. Mann has held her post since 2009. Vikki Wachino, deputy director of CMCS will become the acting director while the CMS looks for a replacement. A specific exit date for Mann was not released.
Administrative oversight over Medicaid will likely not suffer from her departure, since Mann has a strong support staff in place and Wachino has worked with her for many years, said Bachrach.
Read the article here.