Covered California seeks an accomplished healthcare leader to serve as its next Chief Medical Officer/Chief Deputy Executive Director (CMO). Covered California is the state’s Affordable Care Act health insurance marketplace, the only place where individuals who qualify can receive federal subsidies to purchase private insurance. Our vision is to improve the health of all Californians by assuring their access to affordable, high-quality care. Our mission is to increase the number of insured Californians, improve health care quality, lower costs and reduce health disparities through an innovative, competitive marketplace that empowers consumers to choose the health plan and providers that give them the best value. Over the past decade, Covered California has become a critical part of the state’s health care ecosystem, has dramatically increased the number of insured Californians, and has developed an ambitious quality, equity, and delivery system reform agenda in partnership with other public purchasers and key stakeholders across the state.
The new CMO will take on a dynamic and impactful leadership role, executing and expanding upon Covered California’s efforts to improve outcomes for its own consumers and be a catalyst for change in quality, equity and delivery system reform more broadly. This includes leading the development and implementation of evidence-based purchaser strategies; serving as an internal and external thought leader; and partnering with other purchasers, health plans, regulatory agencies, quality organizations, consumer advocates and industry stakeholders to improve the affordability and accessibility of quality health care for all Californians. The new CMO will have the opportunity to build upon the incredible foundation established over the last decade and continue to innovate and lead the organization to its next decade of progress.
The ideal candidate will be an executive/senior level physician leader and change agent with experience in clinical integration, data-driven performance improvement, and population health management, with a strong understanding of industry trends and state and national policy priorities. Those best suited for this role will be recognized as an influencer and strategic thought leader in driving the advancement of population health while also being “hands on” operationally. Covered California is also deeply committed to recruiting and supporting a mission-driven, diverse and energized workforce. The CMO will lead and have the opportunity to motivate, mentor and develop a talented and dedicated team. Excellent communication and analytical skills are a must along with the ability to translate data and complex issues in a concise and easily understood manner.
Covered California is a state agency, but independent of the executive branch, with a five-member board appointed by the Governor and Legislature. With approximately 1,400 employees, Covered California has offices in Fresno, Oakland, Los Angeles and a headquarters located in Sacramento. Covered California has a Fiscal Year 2022-2023 operating budget of $411 million, which is funded entirely from revenues generated from an assessment on the health plans offered through Covered California, and is not state or federally funded.
The search is actively underway with an accelerated timeline to completion. Applications will be accepted through February 17, 2023. For more information, the leadership profile can be found at the link to the right of this page. Please direct all inquiries, nominations, and applications to Mark Andrew, Elaina Spitaels Genser, and Lisa Lewis to email@example.com. The salary range for this position is $350,000 to $425,000 based on credentials and years of experience.