Former CMS Technical Director Megan Renfrew Joins Cognosante

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October 22, 2015

MCLEAN, VA. – October 23, 2015 – Cognosante has announced the hiring of Megan Renfrew as a Director in its Solutions Lab. Megan, who held a number of roles at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), is an exceptionally accomplished health policy expert whose experience includes drafting healthcare bills for the United States House of Representatives and providing key research and advice for the Maine Governor’s Office of Health Reform. She will play an integral role in developing key initiatives for Cognosante’s Solutions Lab, which is dedicated to addressing the needs of the rapidly changing U.S. healthcare system through the application of deep subject matter expertise and innovative technology.

“We are very excited to have Megan’s fresh perspective and exceptional health policy acumen on our team,” said Julie Boughn, Chief Strategy and Innovations Officer, Cognosante. “I believe her passion, vision, and experience will aid Cognosante in our efforts to develop and implement solutions that meet the demands of the swiftly evolving health IT industry and reduce the risk and cost of government IT projects.”

Megan served as a Technical Director at CMS, liaising between states and CMS subject matter experts in Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program eligibility and systems operations and leading teams responsible for collecting and analyzing key healthcare data. In addition to federal and state government experience, she has also held roles with Vinson and Elkins LLP and Human Rights Watch’s HIV/AIDS program. Megan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University, a Master of Public Affairs from Princeton University, and a Juris Doctor from the Columbia University School of Law.

“I welcome the opportunity to work with the extraordinarily talented Cognosante team,” said Megan. “I’m excited to help build innovative solutions that meet both the current and future needs of state Medicaid programs.”

About Cognosante
Cognosante is a leading provider of consulting, technology, and BPO services to healthcare organizations, specializing in Health Reform initiatives. The company has more than 25 years of experience working with 48 states and the Federal government to assist its clients in developing, managing, and executing complex healthcare information programs and infrastructures. Its expertise includes health insurance marketplaces, enrollment reconciliation, healthcare standards, modular system integration, health informatics, Medicaid, health information exchange, and fraud, waste, and abuse.  Please visit www.cognosante.com for more information.