N.Y. man expected to get top HCFA post

February 13, 1993|By Washington Bureau

Bruce C. Vladeck, a New York health policy specialist, is expected to be named director of the Baltimore County-based Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), according to officials familiar with the selection process.

Mr. Vladeck, 43, is president of the United Hospital Fund of New York, a Manhattan charity that supports innovative programs in medicine and research on health care. A graduate of Harvard, he holds a doctorate in political science from the University of Michigan.

HCFA, which runs Medicare and parts of the Medicaid program, has a budget of $230 billion, larger than those of many Cabinet-level departments.

Mr. Vladeck would take over at a critical time for the agency, which is likely to be near the center of the growing debate over how to reduce skyrocketing costs for medical treatment and how to reform health care.

Most of HCFA's 4,000 employees are in Woodlawn, but the agency's top administrators also maintain offices in Washington.

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