Thomas Hamilton MA

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Since 2003 Thomas E. Hamilton has served as the Director of the Survey and Certification Group within the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). He directs the work of 7000 surveyors at the State and federal levels who perform quality of care inspections for more than 100,000 providers that participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs, or that provide laboratory services under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).

From 1999-2003 Mr. Hamilton served as the Director of CMS’ Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group. In that capacity he was responsible for Medicaid policy and programs for low income elderly and adults with a disability

For 21 years prior to joining CMS Mr. Hamilton was one of the principal architects of the Wisconsin system of health and long-term care (LTC).

A native of Massachusetts, Mr. Hamilton received a bachelor’s degree in 1973 from Brandeis University in Waltham, MA before conducting graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin.