March 15, 2017: Seema Verma was confirmed as the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) by the U.S. Senate on Monday, March 13, 2017. Verma, of Indiana, is the president, chief executive officer and founder of SVC, Inc., a national health policy consulting company. For more than twenty years, Verma has worked on policy and strategic projects involving Medicaid, insurance, and public health, working with Governor's offices, state Medicaid agencies, state health departments, state insurance departments, the federal government, private companies and foundations. Verma was previously the Indiana state government’s lead official on health reform after the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 Verma also participated in the Republican Governor's Public Policy Committee on Medicaid reform. Before working in consulting, Verma was the Vice President of Planning for the Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County and a director with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) in Washington, D.C. Verma received her master’s degree in public health, with a concentration in health policy and management, from Johns Hopkins University.