Amy Bassano

Deputy Director


Amy Bassano is the Deputy Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Prior to assuming this position in April 2016, Ms. Bassano lead CMS’s efforts on bundled payments including the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI-A) Initiative and the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model and the physician specialty models such as the Oncology Care Model. Ms. Bassano also held senior management positions in the Center for Medicare at CMS overseeing Medicare payment policy for a variety of areas including inpatient/outpatient hospitals, physicians, ambulatory surgical centers, and Part B drugs. Prior to 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 D issues. Ms. Bassano has an M.A. in Policy Studies from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in history from Tufts University.


Fireside Chat: CMMI & C-TAC

Presented by Tom Koutsoumpas, Amy Bassano in Track 1, Track 2, Track 3, Track 4 at 4:05 PM on Tuesday, October 9th.

2018 has been a momentous year for payment reform, with HHS Secretary Alex Azar emphasizing the need for a payment demonstration specific to the advanced illness population. Next month, join leaders from CMMI and C-TAC for a discussion of the future of payment reform and the role C-TAC and its members will play.