Jonathan Blum

Jonathan (Jon) Blum is the Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, which provides health care coverage in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia.  Jon has responsibility for overseeing CareFirst’s nationally recognized Patient-Centered Medical Home program.  He also oversees CareFirst’s medical and care coordination policies, pharmacy policies, and provider networks.  Prior to joining CareFirst, Jon served as the Principal Deputy Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), leading CMS’s payment and delivery reform strategies and overseeing the Medicare program’s policy and management. He also served on the professional staff of the Senate Finance Committee and as a Medicare program analyst at the White House Office of Management and Budget.  He earned a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

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