Former CMS Medicaid Policy Analyst Rebecca Bruno Joins Cognosante

MCLEAN, Va. – April 28, 2016 – Cognosante today announced that Rebecca Bruno has joined the firm as a Director with its Solutions Lab. Having spent the past decade analyzing and advising on policy related to Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) at the federal, state, and local levels, Rebecca will now apply her experience to the design and enhancement of Cognosante’s customer-oriented solutions.

“Rebecca’s work streamlining Medicaid and CHIP eligibility and enrollment rules and overseeing federal- and state-level implementation policies exemplifies the depth of experience that sets Cognosante apart,” said Julie Boughn, Chief Strategy and Innovations Officer, Cognosante. “Her talents and insights will be immensely beneficial as we continue to develop solutions that help engage consumers in their health care and with their health insurance coverage.”

Previously, Rebecca was a technical director and health insurance specialist with the Division of Eligibility and Enrollment in the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services under the auspices of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Her work at the Center, where she also worked as a health insurance specialist, was focused on issues related to Medicaid eligibility, enrollment, verification requirements, Affordable Care Act implementation, premiums, and cost sharing.

Rebecca has held management and health policy analyst positions for such organizations as Physicians for Social Responsibility; the DC Department of Health Care Finance, Healthcare Policy and Planning Administration; and Families USA. She holds a Masters in Political Management from The George Washington University and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Boston University.

“Cognosante’s focus on innovative approaches that help public health programs support the rapidly changing healthcare landscape was very compelling to me,” said Rebecca. “I’m excited to be part of the Solutions Lab and am looking forward to being part of the company’s ongoing success.”

About Cognosante
Cognosante provides technology solutions, Business Process Outsourcing, and consulting services to federal, state, and local government healthcare agencies. With nearly 3 decades of experience working with 48 states and the Federal government to assist its clients in developing, managing, and executing large, complex health information programs. Its expertise includes Medicaid, Medicare, health insurance marketplaces, health data standards and reconciliations, modular system development and integration, health data analytics, and fraud, waste, and abuse.

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