For Immediate Release - August 22, 2011

Patrick-Murray Administration Announces Appointment of New Commissioner for State's Division of Health Care Finance and Policy

BOSTON - The Patrick-Murray Administration today announced the appointment of Áron Boros as Commissioner of the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy. Since 2008, Boros has served as Director of Federal Finance for state's Office of Medicaid (MassHealth). He will assume his new role on September 15.

"Aron's extensive experience in health policy and keen understanding of hospital financials will make him a capable and strong leader at the Division," said Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. JudyAnn Bigby. "For the past two years, he has been a key advisor to me and to the Medicaid Director on vital features of Massachusetts' Medicaid Program, and I know he will effectively manage the vital work of the Division. I also want to thank Seena Perumal Carrington, who has served as Acting Commissioner, for ensuring that the agency's vital analytic and regulatory work continued full force during this transition."

In his capacity as Director of Federal Finance at MassHealth, Áron has been engaged in key MassHealth initiatives, including federal expenditures. Over the last several years, he has been deeply involved in a variety of hospital payment initiatives, including the Essential Community Provider Trust Fund and Health Safety Net programs.

Boros is also an attorney and received his J.D. from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He also holds a Masters degree in Public Policy. Prior to joining the Office of Medicaid, Boros was an Associate at Boston law firm Foley Hoag, where he researched and implemented strategic initiatives for health care industry clients. His work included initiatives related to chronic disease management, health information technology, and evidence-based medicine. In this role, Boros became an expert on Medicaid and Medicare regulatory issues, including national coverage decisions, coding and payment concerns. Boros also has experience in a hospital setting, having served as a Law Clerk at Trinity Health's Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital in Michigan.

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