Jeff Hinson: December 5, 2017


Jeff Hinson

Deputy Consortium Administrator and Regional Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Denver Regional Office



If you have a Medicare health or prescription drug plan, you only have until the end of Open Enrollment, December 7, to make changes to your 2018 plan. Even if you are happy with your current Medicare coverage, you might find something better. If you miss the Open Enrollment deadline, most people will have to wait a full year before to make changes to their plans.


Jeff Hinson, spokesperson for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is available for live or recorded interviews to discuss everything your audience needs to know about the Medicare Open Enrolment period.


These are the last few days of Medicare Open Enrollment, which began on Sunday, October 15 and ends at midnight on Thursday, December 7.




Jeff Hinson is the Deputy Consortium Administrator for the CMS Denver Regional Office and the Regional Administrator for the CMS Denver and Kansas City Regional Offices.  In his role as the Deputy Consortium Administrator, he leads the field on Program Integrity initiatives, Financial Management and Fee for Service Systems.  In his role as Regional Administrator, he is responsible for CMS’s external affairs operations for the 10 states of both the Kansas City and Denver regions (Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming).

Jeff brings over 30 years of Federal service to the position with a wealth of Medicare Fee-for-Service experience.  In his last position, as the Deputy Director of the Medicare Contractor Management Group in the Center for Medicare Management, Jeff was instrumental in managing contracting reform and the award of $4.8 billion in new contracts.  Throughout his career, he has been an innovator in moving to a paperless environment and in streamlining the Medicare Change Management processes.

He successfully led the field in the implementation of ICD-10, and has conducted several rural listening sessions to bring the concerns of rural communities to the forefront with Agency leadership and policymakers.  Currently, he is leading and implementing outreach strategies in his regions around the Social Security Number Removal Initiative, the Quality Payment Program, and innovation models, as well as providing vital information to tribal communities, employers, beneficiaries, and other stakeholders about CMS programs.

Jeff earned a Bachelor’s in Aviation Management from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL in 1994.

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