Amy Bassano, M.A., is the Acting Director and Deputy Director of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Prior to assuming this position, Ms. Bassano was the Director of the Patient Care Models Group at CMMI where she led CMS’s efforts on bundled payments, including the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative and the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model. She also led CMS’ development of physician specialty models such as the Oncology Care Model. In addition, she was responsible for the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model and the Medicare Care Choices Model. Ms. Bassano also held senior management positions in the Center for Medicare where she oversaw Medicare payment policy for a variety of areas, including inpatient and outpatient hospitals, physicians, ambulatory surgical centers, clinical laboratories, and Part B drugs. Prior to her tenure at CMS, Ms. Bassano was a Program Examiner at the Office of Management and Budget where she was the lead Medicare analyst on Medicare Part B and Part D issues.
Ms. Bassano has an M.A. in Policy Studies from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in history from Tufts University.