Integrity director Budetti leaving CMS

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

BALTIMORE – Peter Budetti, the first director of the CMS Center for Program Integrity (CPI), is retiring. His last day with CMS is Wednesday, Sept. 11. Elizabeth Handley will take over as acting director, Bloomberg reports. Administrator Marilyn Tavenner wrote, in an internal email, “Peter, with the support of a strong team, realigned the structure of program integrity in the agency and CPI took on the challenge of moving beyond pay-and-chase antifraud activities to preventing fraud before it has a chance to start.” Established in 2010, CPI coordinates program integrity for Medicare and Medicaid.