Guest Profile

John Hammarlund

John Hammarlund is the Deputy Consortium Administrator of the Consortium for Medicaid & Children’s Health Operations and Regional Administrator of the Seattle office of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). His primary focus is outreach and education about CMS programs -- including Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, the Affordable Care Act, and delivery system reform -- to stakeholders and consumers in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. He co-chairs the CMS Rural Health Council, is the field’s national lead on rural and tribal health policies, and co-chairs the CMS Rural Health Open Door Forum.

John’s background includes work in both the public and private health care and insurance sectors. He has been with CMS since 1993 in a variety of policy and management roles. A Seattle native, John holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, a master’s in health administration from the University of Washington, and a law degree from Cornell Law School.