Cindy Mann

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Partner at Manatt Health

With more than 30 years of experience in federal and state health policy, Cindy Mann works with clients to develop and implement strategies around federal and state health reform, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and delivery and payment system transformation. Her clients include states, providers, plans, consumer organizations and foundations.

Before joining Manatt, Cindy was deputy administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services where she led the administration of Medicaid, CHIP and the Basic Health Program for more than five years during the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Cindy set and oversaw the implementation of federal policy relating to all aspects of the Medicaid program including delivery and payments, eligibility, benefits, waiver policy and long term services and supports. Throughout her time at CMS, she was deeply involved in supporting state program implementation and innovation, and coordinating policy and program operations with the Marketplace.

Prior to her appointment at CMS, Cindy was a research professor at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute. There, she was the founder and director of the Center for Children and Families, focusing on health coverage, financing and access issues affecting low-income populations.

Previously, Cindy was a senior advisor at the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. She also was director of the Family and Children’s Health Program group at the Health Care Financing Administration, now CMS.

Cindy joined the HCFA from the Center on Budget and Public Policy, where she directed the center’s federal and state health policy work. Previously, she worked on these issues in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York.


Areas of Expertise

Medicare & Medicaid Services, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, Affordable Care Act, Health Policy.