Tom Scully

Tom Scully was confirmed by the United States Senate and was sworn in as the administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in May 2001. As the administrator of CMS, Tom served as CEO of the largest health insurance organization in the world. CMS is responsible for the management of Medicare, Medicaid, the State Childrens Health Insurance Program and other national healthcare initiatives. CMS has the second-largest budget outlay of the federal government. The organization is directly responsible for $1 out of every $3 spent on healthcare in United States. The organization insures approximately 25 percent of the United States population more than 70 million beneficiaries including the elderly, disabled and some of the lowest income individuals in the country. CMS processes more than 1 billion claims each year and it contracts with approximately 1 million providers. [+]