Georgetta Robinson

cmsTitle: Manager of the Health Disparities Program

Company: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Location: Baltimore, Md.

Ms. Robinson manages the health disparities program for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, formerly known as Health Care Financing Administration. This is a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The agency functions in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, quality standards in long-term care facilities more commonly referred to as nursing homes and through its survey and certification process and clinical laboratory quality standards under the clinical laboratory improvement procedures. In five years, Ms. Robinson hopes to continue working in the government sector.

Through the inspiration of her mother, Ms. Robinson became involved in the program management arena 10 years ago. Now she helps the government health organization provide Medicare and Medicaid program administration, state children’s health insurance, and health insurance portability standards.  Specifically, she manages contracts and activities, while handling health disparities at the central and regional offices. Ms. Robinson has a vast amount of education and is pursuing a Ph.D. in business administration.

Attributing her success to networking and mentorship support, Ms. Robinson has risen through her career, and has earned the Award for Health Disparities and Quality Improvement in 2008.

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