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Office of Financial Management

Tim Hill, Director & Chief Financial Officer

Deborah Taylor, Deputy Director (Acting)

Budget & Analysis Group - Wesley Perich, Director
Division of Budget Formulation - Carl Swanson, Director
Division of Performance Measurement - Vacant
Division of Budget Management & Execution - Jeff Clark, Acting Director

Program Integrity Group - Kim Brandt, Director
Western Program Integrity Los Angeles Staff - Don Kennedy, Director
Southeastern Program Integrity Miami-Dade Staff - Cecilia Franco, Director
Northeastern Program Integrity New York Staff - Jean Stone, Director
Division of Provider/Supplier Enrollment - Jim Bossenmeyer, Director
Division of Medical Review and Education - Sandra Bastinelli, Director
Division of MMA Integrity - Vacant
Division of Analysis & Evaluation - Doug Nock, Director
Division of Benefit Integrity Management Operations - Brenda Thew, Director

Accounting Management Group - Maria Montilla, Director
Division of Accounting Operations - Dennis Czulewicz, Director
Division of Accounting Systems - Kurt Pleines, Director
Division of Financial Reporting, Policy & Oversight - Pete Kelchner, Director
Division of Premium Billing & Collections - Karen Fedi, Acting Director

Financial Services Group - Gerald Walters, Director
Division of Financial Strategies & Evaluation - Ed Berends, Director
Division of Provider Audit Operations - Charlotte Benson, Director
Division of Medicare Debt Management - Lisa Vriezen, Director
Division of Medicare Benefit Coordination - John Albert, Acting Director
Division of Capitated Plan Audits - Tanette Downs, Director
Division of Recovery Audit Operations - Connie Leonard, Acting Director

Financial Management Systems Group - Janet Vogel, Director
Division of Program and Financial Systems - Michael O'Leary, Director
Division of Project Management & Contract Liaison - Gina Perantoni, Acting Director
Division of Business Processes - Mark Brown, Director
Division of Technical Configuration - Lisa Rehanek, Director
Division of Implementation & Operations - Elaine Wigginton, Director
Division of Applications Support - Scott Beam, Director

Functional Statement

  • Serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Comptroller for the Agency.
  • Formulates, presents and executes all Agency budget accounts; develops outlay plans and tracks contract and grant award amounts; acts as liaison with the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on budget estimates; reviews demonstration waivers (except 1115) for revenue neutrality. Is responsible for ensuring that the budget is formulated in accordance with the Agency's strategic plan and the GPRA goals and performance measures.
  • Acts as liaison with ASMB, OMB, and the Congressional appropriations committees for all matters concerning the Agency's operating budget.
  • Manages the Medicare financial management system, the Medicare contractors' budgets, Peer Review Organizations' budgets, research budgets, managed care payments, the issuance of State Medicaid grants, and the funding of the State survey/certification and the CLIA programs. Is responsible for all Agency disbursements.
  • Performs cash management activities and establishes and maintains systems to control the obligation of funds and ensure that the Anti-Deficiency Act is not violated.
  • Performs the Agency's debt management activities (e.g., accounts receivable, user fees, penalties, disallowances).
  • Reconciles all Agency financial data and prepares external reports to other agencies such as HHS, Treasury, OMB, Internal Revenue Service, General Services Administration, related to the Agency's obligations, expenditures, prompt payment activities, debt and cash management, and other administrative functions.
  • Has overall responsibility for the fiscal integrity of all Agency programs. Develops and performs all benefit integrity policy and operations in coordination with other Agency components. Manages the Medicare program integrity contractors authorized by the HIPAA and managed care financial audit and enforcement functions. In coordination with the Center for Medicaid and State Operations, develops Medicaid program integrity policy; and monitors Medicaid program integrity activities.
  • Working with other CMS components, develops Agency policies governing both Medicare Secondary Payer and Medicaid Third Party Liability.
  • Develops and implements all civil money penalty policies in all programs.
  • Prepares financial statements for Federal Managers Financial Integrity Act and Performance & Budget.
Biography of Tim Hill [PDF, 68KB]

Photo of Tim Hill [ZIP, 1037KB]

Biography of Deborah Taylor [PDF, 58KB]

Photo of Deborah Taylor [ZIP, 1074KB]

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