Humana’s latest exec hired from CMS

Health insurer Humana has snagged the top doctor at CMS, Kate Goodrich, MD, who served as chief medical officer of CMS and director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality. She will take her new role as senior vice president with Humana in February.

The news was first reported by Politico.

Goodrich has served as the director of Quality Measurement & Value-Base Incentives Group since 2012. She previously served as senior advisor to the director of CCSQ and as senior medical officer in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.

The hire is a big nab for Humana, which has increasingly focused on strategically aligning for value-based and integrated care. She was recently ranked as the 13th most influential person in healthcare by Modern Healthcare­–ahead of both HHS Secretary Alex Azar and Nancy Pelosi.

At the same time, CMS is losing another executive––Mona Siddiqui, MD, MPH, who wrote in a blog post that she will be leaving her role as chief data officer at the HHS Office of the CTO. She served in the office for three years.

Humana did not immediately respond to a media inquiry from Health Exec.