AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued the following statement on the announcement of Seema Verma as nominee to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS):
“The AAMC commends President-Elect Donald Trump for nominating Seema Verma for CMS administrator. As the architect of the Healthy Indiana Plan and advisor to other states navigating Medicaid reforms, she offers a unique perspective for overseeing policies that are crucial for maintaining a health care system that will improve the health of all Americans.
With experience in the hospital setting, Ms. Verma will bring to CMS her firsthand knowledge of many of the issues affecting AAMC member institutions. We look forward to working with her on the challenges and opportunities facing America’s medical schools and teaching hospitals.”
The Association of American Medical Colleges is a not-for-profit association dedicated to transforming health care through innovative medical education, cutting-edge patient care, and groundbreaking medical research. Its members are all 154 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 51 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and more than 80 academic societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC serves the leaders of America’s medical schools and teaching hospitals and their more than 173,000 full-time faculty members, 89,000 medical students, 129,000 resident physicians, and more than 60,000 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the biomedical sciences.