Rebecca Bruno has more than 15 years of health policy and operations experience at the federal, state and local levels. She joined MITRE in 2018 as a Principal Health Systems Analyst where she serves a trusted Medicaid subject matter expert on a variety of projects sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Most recently, Rebecca was the Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs at Cognosante where she brought expert analysis of federal and state policy to the companies’ Medicaid IT product development.
Prior to joining Cognosante, she served as a Technical Director with the Division of Eligibility, Enrollment, and Outreach in the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services. At CMS, Rebecca was instrumental in the development of streamlined Medicaid and CHIP eligibility rules, development, and operations of HealthCare.gov, and eligibility implementation in states. She is also an expert in Medicaid state plan amendment processes and Medicaid cost sharing and premium policies.
Before joining CMS, Rebecca worked for the District of Columbia Medicaid agency as an eligibility policy analyst. She also has experience working for a national health policy advocacy organization, a primary care association, and an organization that provided direct services to the homeless. Rebecca has a Master’s degree in Political Management from George Washington University and a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Boston University.