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Ruben Jose King-Shaw, Jr.


Ruben Jose King-Shaw, Jr. serves as the Deputy Administrator/COO for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, formerly known as the Health Care Financing Administration. In this capacity, he is responsible for the day-to-day direction of Medicare, Medicaid, Child Health Insurance Programs, Survey and Certification of health care facilities and other health care initiatives.

Prior to assuming his current responsibilities, Mr. King-Shaw was the Secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. He has an extensive background in health care management, having served as Chief Operating Officer of the Neighborhood Health Partnership; Senior Vice President of the New Ventures division of John Alden Health, Inc.; and Director of the JMH Health Plan. Mr. King-Shaw also has been active in international health issues. He led a delegation of state health officials to Panama in 1999 at the request of Panama's President Moscoso and consulted with the government of South Africa's Western Cape Province and with governmental representatives from Jamaica and Haiti.

Mr. King Shaw received a Master of Health Services Administration from Florida International University; Master of International Business from the Center for International Studies in Madrid, Spain; and Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. He resides in Potomac, Maryland with his wife and two daughters.




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