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She was President Trump’s top Medicare official. Now, Seema Verma, the former Centers for Medicare and Medicaid administrator, is taking a seat on the board of directors at Lumeris, a health tech company that uses software to help health systems manage value-based reimbursement requirements.

To some, the appointment could come as a surprise: Verma, a Republican, has publicly criticized some value-based care models and advocated for stricter controls to government health programs, especially in Medicaid, in which she pushed changes like requiring recipients to prove current employment.

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