Chris Smith Ritter

Chris Smith Ritter

Acting Deputy Director, CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI)
Director, Patient Care Models Group (PCMG), CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI)

Chris Ritter is the Acting Deputy Director of the CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), and the Director of the Patient Care Models Group (PCMG) in CMMI. Chris joined the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation in April 2016 as the Director of the Patient Care Models Group (PCMG). The PCMG develops and implements episode-based payment initiatives, including the: Bundled Payments for Care Initiative, Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model, Oncology Care Model, Home Health Value Based Purchasing Model, Medicare Care Choices Model, Independence at Home Demonstration, Intravenous Immunoglobulin Demonstration, Radiation Oncology Model, and the proposed Most Favored Nation Model. Chris has worked in many capacities at CMS in her career. Prior to joining CMMI, she held leadership positions in the Center for Medicare, handling Fee-for-Service (FFS) payment policy for hospitals, physicians, Part B drugs, and clinical laboratories, among others. In addition to FFS payment policy, Chris also has spent time working on coverage, Medicare Advantage quality measures, and the Medicare Drug Card program, a precursor to Part D drug payment. Chris has a bachelor’s degree in history from The College of William and Mary, an M.P.A from the American University, and a Ph.D. from the School of Public Affairs at The George Washington University.

All Sessions by Chris Smith Ritter

Thinc Main Agenda Monday AM May 23, 2022
9:10 am - 9:30 am

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Program Updates