James Kerr, Consortium Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Consortium Administrator

Local Address: New York, United States
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, Maryland 21244
United States

 
Background

Employment History

  • Regional Administrator for Region II
    CMS
  • Chief Executive Officer
    KERR Associates , Inc.
  • Vice President Government Health Plans and Chief Operating Officer
    United Healthcare
  • Chief Operating Officer
    New York Life /Sanus Health Plan of New York
  • Executive Director
    New York City Emergency Medical Service

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    United Healthcare Insurance Company of New York

Education

  • Master of Business Administration , Health Care Administration
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine/Baruch College
  • Master of Science , Management
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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Jim Kerr
www.healthcareexecutivesclub.com, 4 Oct 2010 [cached]
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JAMES T. KERR
Consortium Administrator
Health Plans Operations
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services James T. Kerr is a Consortium Administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). In this position, he is responsible for the Federal administration of managed care initiatives throughout CMS's 10 regional offices nationwide.
Mr. Kerr brings thirty years of executive-level experience in healthcare management to CMS, overseeing both commercial and government programs.
He was C.E.O. of his own healthcare consulting firm for four years, providing management, administrative services, emergency preparedness and business continuity solutions to insurers, managed care organizations, providers, pharmaceutical companies and employer groups. Mr. Kerr worked for MetLife Healthcare Network and its' successors, MetraHealth and United HealthCare. He served as Vice President of Government Health Plans for United HealthCare's New York Tri-State Market where he began their managed Medicare product.
Mr. Kerr also held the position of Managed Care Director/Chief Operating Officer for MetraHealth, and prior to that, MetLife and Travelers' New York and New Jersey networks where he started their managed Medicaid product. He also served as Chief Operating Officer for Sanus Health Plan of New York and New Jersey.
Mr. Kerr's public service experience includes 16 years with the City of New York. He held various emergency management positions with the New York City Emergency Medical Service when it was part of the Health and Hospitals Corporation. He was the Director of Management Analysis and Planning for several years before being appointed Executive Director, serving in this position for eight years.
Mr. Kerr holds a Master of Business Administration in Health Care Administration from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Baruch College. He is also an alumnus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Management.
Company Profile of Allegiance Health, a service provider of Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs), Peer Reviews, Initial Diagnosis and Early Assessments (IDEA), Radiology Reviews (RAD's), Medical Record Photocopying Services and related services.
www.allegiance-health.com, 1 Mar 2002 [cached]
James T. Kerr Chief Executive Officer is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Baruch College (M.B.A.) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (B.S. Mechanical Engineering and M.S. Management).Most recently, he was the CEO of KERR Associates, Inc., a managed care consulting firm.Before that, Mr. Kerr was Vice President of Government Health Plans for United HealthCare's New York Tri-State market and Chief Executive for this Medicare and Medicaid HMO.Prior to his tenure at United HealthCare, he was the Managed Care Director/Chief Operating Officer of the New York and New Jersey networks for MetraHealth (previously MetLife and Travelers.) Mr. Kerr was also COO for Sanus Health Plan of New York and New Jersey.From 1980 to 1989, he was Executive Director of the New York City Emergency Medical Service, which was the nation's largest "third service" pre-hospital care delivery system.Mr. Kerr joined ALLEGIANCE HEALTH with more than twenty-five years of executive level experience in health care.
Health Care Executives Club - Jim Kerr
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JAMES T. KERR
Consortium Administrator
Health Plans Operations
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services James T. Kerr is a Consortium Administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). In this position, he is responsible for the Federal administration of managed care initiatives throughout CMS's 10 regional offices nationwide.
Mr. Kerr brings thirty years of executive-level experience in healthcare management to CMS, overseeing both commercial and government programs.
He was C.E.O. of his own healthcare consulting firm for four years, providing management, administrative services, emergency preparedness and business continuity solutions to insurers, managed care organizations, providers, pharmaceutical companies and employer groups. Mr. Kerr worked for MetLife Healthcare Network and its' successors, MetraHealth and United HealthCare. He served as Vice President of Government Health Plans for United HealthCare's New York Tri-State Market where he began their managed Medicare product.
Mr. Kerr also held the position of Managed Care Director/Chief Operating Officer for MetraHealth, and prior to that, MetLife and Travelers' New York and New Jersey networks where he started their managed Medicaid product. He also served as Chief Operating Officer for Sanus Health Plan of New York and New Jersey.
Mr. Kerr's public service experience includes 16 years with the City of New York. He held various emergency management positions with the New York City Emergency Medical Service when it was part of the Health and Hospitals Corporation. He was the Director of Management Analysis and Planning for several years before being appointed Executive Director, serving in this position for eight years.
Mr. Kerr holds a Master of Business Administration in Health Care Administration from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Baruch College. He is also an alumnus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Management.
Amsterdam News - Article - new york news
www.amsterdamnews.org, 4 Jan 2006 [cached]
James T. Kerr, regional administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMS), assured that aside from the materials that have been given out to public, there are free face-to-face consulting and translation services are available to those who may have difficulty understanding English."We are trying to disseminate the information about this Medicare prescription-drug program.We are reaching out to immigrants and ethnic minorities, and making them aware how this program will benefit them," Kerr said.
The Virgin Islands Daily News - A Pulitzer Prize Winning Newspaper
www.virginislandsdailynews.com, 26 Feb 2004 [cached]
James Kerr, regional administrator for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the New York-based agency responsible for administering the Medicare program in the V.I., is in the territory this week to meet with health care officials to learn more about the territory's challenges and needs.
Speaking at a press conference at the V.I. Medical Institute on Wednesday, Kerr said there is nothing his agency can do to increase new prescription drug discount card benefits under Medicare.
"This is what Congress passed," Kerr said.
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Kerr said that the notices were incorrect and that the recipients do not have to pay for the vaccinations, which cost $23.30 per shot.He said Triple-S Inc., a health insurance provider based on Puerto Rico, sent out the erroneous notices.Triple-S acts as a fiscal intermediary for the Medicare Program Part B benefits in the territory.
"Those numbers are just wrong," Kerr said."It was mistake that Triple-S made."
Kerr said that he does not know how it happened but that he has inquired about why the errors were made.
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Kerr said he would make an effort to notify recipients of the errors and to disregard the notices.Kerr agreed that the notices should not be in Spanish for recipients in the Virgin Islands.He also stressed the importance of immunizations for seniors, who are at a higher risk of complications from influenza.
The Medicare program covers an annual flu shot and a pneumococcal vaccine at no cost to the beneficiary, he said.
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