Vadim Lubarsky is a 20-year veteran of healthcare policy, having served in numerous executive and analytical positions both in the private and public sectors. Currently, Vadim is the Executive Director for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Policy and Reimbursement at Novartis. In this capacity, he leads engagement with CMS, and other Health and Human Services (HHS) stakeholders, to positively impact policy issues of importance to Novartis. Vadim works collaboratively across CMS to oversee direct engagement in resolving a range of policy issues related to reimbursement, access and policy. Previously, Vadim served in a similar role as the Director for HHS within the Federal Government Relations Group at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Vadim has worked with HHS to achieve favorable payment and coverage decisions for various GSK products, to develop and impact key regulations, and on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions specific to the GSK portfolio. Vadim also led the Medicare and Medicaid practice for a mid-sized healthcare focused financial services firm, where he advised private equity and venture capital on the regulatory and legislative healthcare environment, specifically focusing on federal reimbursement policy. Prior to the private sector, Vadim spent over 11 years with CMS. During his time with the Agency, Vadim served as a special assistant to the Administrator, an Advisor in the CMS Coverage and Analysis Group, and an analyst in both the Center for Beneficiary Services and in the Program Integrity Group. Vadim received both an MBA in health care management and Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola College in Maryland, graduating summa cum laude. He currently resides in Annapolis, MD with his wife and two daughters.