Medicare Business Services


Board of Directors

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DAVID PANKAU
President & CEO
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

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BRUCE HUGHES
President, Government Services Division
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

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STEVE SMITH
President and COO
CGS Administrators, LLC

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ELIZABETH CUSICK
Independent Consultant, Former Deputy Director
Center for Medicare Management, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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TOM GRISSOM
Senior Health Policy Specialist, Foley Hoag LLP
Former Director
Center for Medicare Management, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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JEFF LITTLEFIELD
Vice President, Operations PGBA, LLC

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MIKE MIZEUR
Executive Vice President, Treasury & CFO
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

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COL. ROBERT E. SHIELDS
Retired
Humana Military/Healthcare Services (TRICARE)

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MIKE SKARUPA
President and COO
PGBA, LLC

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HARVEY YAMPOLSKY
Retired Partner
Arent Fox
Former Chief Counsel to the Inspector General
Department of Health and Human Services


Executive Leadership Team

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Steve Smith, President and Chief Operating Officer

Steve Smith is a 23-year veteran of the insurance industry with significant experience in Medicare program administration. He is a native of Augusta, GA, who has worked for BlueCross since 2000. For most of his career, he has worked with subsidiary companies in the Government Programs Division. He held various leadership positions with subsidiary Palmetto GBA, which provides claims processing and administrative services to Medicare, helping manage its Railroad Medicare operation and later its Medicare Customer Service Center. He served as president of the former Palmetto GBA subsidiary Q2 Administrators from 2007-2009.

Steve served as a captain in the Marine Corps and earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Augusta State University.

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John Kimball, Vice President of Operations

John Kimball has been with CGS for over 20 years. He has a bachelor's and master's of science in physics from Appalachian State University. John has extensive operational experience in government programs and was previously the Chief Information Officer and Systems Security Officer for CGS.

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Jim Doane, Vice President, Business Development & Shared Services

Jim Doane is in his ninth year with the CGS team.  Jim earned his bachelor's of science degree from Baldwin-Wallace College and a master’s in business administration from the University of Toledo.  Jim has a wealth of Government marketing and contracting experience with a number of world-class aerospace companies such as Honeywell, Textron and Westinghouse,  and started his career as a civil servant working for the US Air Force as a GS-1102 series contracts manager.

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Melissa Kirchenbauer, Assistant Vice President, Medicare Operations Jurisdiction C DME MAC Program Manager

Melissa Kirchenbauer has been with CGS for 22 years.  Melissa has extensive operational experience in government programs and currently has leadership responsibility for CGS’ DME MAC Jurisdiction C contract.  Previous positions include Director of the Call Center operations.  She has a bachelor’s in business management from Indiana University.

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Melissa Lamb, Assistant Vice President, Medicare Operations Jurisdiction 15 A/B MAC Program Manager

Melissa Lamb is an 18-year veteran of the insurance industry with 17 years at CGS in Medicare program administration. Melissa has a wealth of operational leadership experience in Part A, B, HHH and DME government programs. In addition to her operational experience, Melissa has a strong background in Business Excellence, developing the program that CGS uses today, which includes Lean Six Sigma, Quality and Training. She is a native of Boise, ID, who has served national non-profit foundations for over two decades. Melissa earned her bachelor's of science degree in Finance from Arizona State University and is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black belt.

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Mike Logan, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Mike Logan has been with CGS for 15 years.  He has a bachelor’s degree from Lipscomb University and is a Certified Public Accountant.  Prior to serving in his current role, Mike spent four years as the CGS Compliance Officer.  Previous to joining CGS, Mike spent six years in Public Accounting and six years as division controller for Rehabilitation health care company. Mike enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time.

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Linda Martin, Vice President, Compliance Officer

Linda Martin has been with CGS since 2008.  Prior to joining CGS Linda worked in compliance leadership positions at several teaching hospitals in Nashville, Memphis, Atlanta, GA  and Cleveland, OH.  Linda began her career with the Social Security Administration.  She has a bachelor’s of science in economics from Northeastern University and an MBA from Emory University.

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Robert Stansell, Vice President, Systems & Support

Robert Stansell has been with CGS since 2001. He has held several roles within CGS, including Test Lab Manager and Application Development Manager. Robert holds several certifications including; MCSE, MCSA, MCDBA, A+, N+, and CDIA. He is a member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and a graduate of their Regional Leadership Forum. Prior to his time in CGS, Robert served as a Paratrooper and Non-Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Army. Robert has a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology.

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Tracy Tatum, Director, Business Excellence

Tracy Tatum has been with CGS since 1998. She has held various positions with increasing managerial and operational responsibilities in government programs. She also has an extensive background and experience in quality assurance, training design and development, and project management. Tracy currently provides oversight for Business Excellence with responsibility for the integration of CGS's business management system and strategic plan and goals, throughout the organization. She holds a bachelor's and master's degree in business administration from Middle Tennessee State University.

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Roc Via, Assistant Vice President, Medicare Operations Jurisdiction B DME MAC Program Manager

Roc is a 17-year veteran of CGS and began his management career in the Jurisdiction D DME MAC contract. After holding various management positions with increasing responsibilities, he finished his DME MAC service as the Assistant Program Manager for Jurisdiction C. Additionally, he has significant experience in operations, business development, and business excellence. Roc has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Tennessee Technological University and an M.B.A. from Middle Tennessee State University. Roc and his wife Stephanie have a young daughter and in his free time, he enjoys traveling with his family as well as coaching recreational soccer.


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