Michael Nardone

Deputy Director, Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group (DEHPG)
Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS)
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Mike Nardone joined the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) as Director of the Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group (DEHPG) in January 2016. Mike has more than 30 years experience in health and human services, having held positions at the state, local, and national levels. Mike comes to the agency from working as a Managing Principal at Health Management Associates (HMA) where, as founding member of the Harrisburg office, he led a series of projects focused on state efforts to improve systems of care for Medicaid consumers. 

Prior to his role at HMA, Mike served as acting secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, a $27-billion, 17,000-employee department with responsibility for the state’s major health and human services programs, including Medical Assistance. He also previously served as deputy secretary of the state's Medicaid program, working to advance the state’s managed care and managed fee for service delivery systems to better serve Pennsylvania’s more than 2 million Medicaid beneficiaries. As Medicaid Director, Mike also served as an elected member of the executive committee of the National Association of Medicaid Directors and was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Medicaid Leadership Institute Fellow. Earlier in his tenure in Pennsylvania government, Mike served as Executive Director of the Governor’s Long Term Living Council, a cabinet-level group charged with rebalancing the state’s long-term care system to increase the use of home and community based services for consumers of long term services and supports. 

Mike also has extensive experience in the housing policy arena, having led the City of Philadelphia’s homeless services system as Deputy Managing Director for Special Needs Housing. He also previously has held government relations positions in Federal and State health policy, having played a lead role for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and as Associate Executive Vice President for Government Relations at the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Mike holds a master’s degree in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University, and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Haverford College.