CMS: Announces New Survey & Certification Group (SCG) Leadership

Nancy Leveille in Clinical & Quality

AHCA noted that on June 27th CMS’ Center for Clinical Standards & Quality (CCSQ) announced that David Wright has been selected as the Director of the Survey and Certification Group. David has been serving in the Acting role since Thomas Hamilton retired in May.

David joined CMS (then HCFA) in June 1993 through the Presidential Management Internship program. He worked in the Dallas Regional Office, spending most of his years with the Agency working in or associated with Survey and Certification. He previously held leadership roles as Long Term Care Branch Manager and Associate Regional Administrator. In his former role as the CQISCO Associate Consortium Administrator, David was responsible for national field operations related to healthcare quality enforcement, certification, and compliance of Medicare institutional providers. CMS notes that in each of these roles, David strengthened and improved policy and program operations, and accomplished organizational goals through effective leadership of large, diverse teams and efficient oversight of their work.

AHCA has heard from several AHCA members that they have had very positive experiences with David in the past.  We are excited about the opportunity to continue to work with David and CMS to improve lives by delivering solutions for quality care.


Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support
518-462-4800 x20