Arrah Tabe-Bedward is the Deputy Director of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation. Ms. Tabe-Bedward comes to the Innovation Center with a strong background in Medicare. She previously served as the Director of the Medicare Enrollment and Appeals Group (MEAG) at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). As MEAG’s Director, Ms. Tabe-Bedward was responsible for all enrollment and appeals policy under the Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS), Medicare Advantage (MA), and Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) programs, and had shared responsibility with the Social Security Administration on Medicare eligibility, enrollment and low-income subsidy issues. She also had oversight responsibility for all Medicare appeals operations for the FFS, MA and Part D Qualified Independent Contractors, the appeals units of the Medicare administrative contractors, and CMS’ Beneficiary Notice Initiative, which includes provider-issued notices such as the Important Message from Medicare and the Advance Beneficiary Notices of Noncoverage. Ms. Tabe-Bedward has a JD from the University Of Maryland School Of Law and an MS in Public Service Management from DePaul University. She initially joined the federal government as a Presidential Management Fellow. In addition to MEAG, she worked in CMS’ Program Integrity Group and Office of Legislation.