COEUS Executive Doug Brown Appointed to Influential Medicaid Advisory Commission

COEUS Healthcare

DEVON, PA — COEUS announced that its Senior Vice President of Value and Access, Doug Brown, has been appointed to the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC). This prestigious role positions Brown as a key advisor on matters affecting Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), made the announcement, appointing Brown alongside Michael Nardone. They join four reappointed commissioners and a newly named Vice Chairman, all serving until April 2027. Verlon Johnson steps up as the Commission’s Chair, with Robert Duncan continuing as Vice Chair.

The appointments come at a critical time when healthcare accessibility and payment structures are under national scrutiny. MACPAC plays an essential role in shaping policies that ensure sustainable and equitable access to healthcare for vulnerable populations.

“I’m honored to be appointed by GAO to serve as a MACPAC Commissioner,” Brown said. His appointment is seen as a recognition of his extensive experience in healthcare policy and management. Brown expressed his eagerness to contribute to the commission’s work, aimed at advising Congress, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and states on a broad range of issues related to Medicaid and CHIP.

This appointment underscores the importance of experienced leadership in steering Medicaid and CHIP policy directions. With healthcare demands evolving, the input from seasoned professionals like Brown is crucial in crafting policies that address current challenges and anticipate future needs, ensuring that millions of Americans continue to receive vital healthcare services.

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